Daphne C. Watkins, PhD (University of Michigan School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry)
RISE for Boys and Men of Color
Project Goals & Approach:
A number of physical and mental health interventions that target black men exist. Yet, few studies have examined the unique characteristics of these interventions and the ways they have improved health conditions for black men ages 18 and older. The proposed field scan seeks to extend the work of previous studies by applying an intersectional approach to examining patterns in successful physical and mental health interventions for black men. This field scan will focus on the successful strategies employed by organizations, agencies, and individuals across the United States to develop and maintain physical and mental health interventions for black men ages 18 and older. This field scan will offer a comprehensive synopsis of previous and existing physical and mental health interventions that target black men in in the United States, which will contribute to the knowledge needed to develop culturally sensitive and gender-specific health intervention approaches for adult black men in the future.