Press Associate, Men’s Health Network
The Office of Minority Health (OMH), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, has put men at the heart of National Minority Health Month. At their Fatherhood and Men’s Health Forum on Sunday, April 18 – held at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC – the panelists used four words to articulate the role of men: provide, nurture, guide and protect.
But what happens when young boys are raised in a community where there are few responsible men who present a positive way of life for the boys to follow?
Several key issues were discussed, from the man’s perception of health to the grandmother’s role as the matriarch of the family.
The events moderator was Attorney Tonya Lee Lewis, the spokesperson for “A Healthy Baby Begins with You” campaign. She stated that the goal of Sunday’s forum was not to criticize men for what they don’t do. It was a chance for those who attended to share information.