Each year the Michigan Men’s Health Foundation holds a Men’s Health Event in Metro Detroit, which offers men free health and mental health screenings. Research consistently demonstrates that low-income men are more likely to experience undiagnosed or sub-optimally managed chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In 2017 the Men’s Health Event provided 11,500 screenings to 1300 attendees. However, to date, there has not been an evaluation of this large-scale health event with predominately Black male participants from Southeast Michigan. Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins has received a grant to both evaluate the impact of this event on health behaviors and to assess health behaviors and outcomes in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more>>
Michigan Men’s Diabetes Project (MenD) is a 9-month pilot randomized control trial that will assess the acceptability and feasibility of peer-led virtual diabetes self-management education and support for older black men living with type 2 diabetes in the metro Detroit area. All participants of this study will be offered 10-hours of diabetes self-management education (DSME) facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Participants randomized to the intervention arm of this study will have Peer Leaders (PLs) co-facilitating the DSME sessions and will also receive 6-hours of peer-led diabetes self-management support (DSMS). Peer leaders are trained community members that support others with their diabetes self-management by providing assistance with goal setting, problem-solving, as well as social and emotional support. The long-term goal of our research is to determine the most effective, practical, and sustainable approach to provide diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) to older Black men. Learn more>>
Online Diabetes Education Project (ODEP):
Virtual Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Intervention
Online Diabetes Education Project (ODEP) is a 6-month pilot randomized control trial that aims to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a virtual diabetes self-management education (DSME) program. Participants of this study are adults with type 2 diabetes who self-identify as Black or African American and live in Detroit, MI and utilize services at a federally qualified health center. Participants randomized to the intervention arm of the study will be offered 10-hours of DSME via Zoom with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. The long-term goal of our research is to determine the most effective, practical, and sustainable approaches to provide virtual DSME to increase accessibility in clinical and non-clinical settings.