The Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative is ZERO’s initiative that provides prostate cancer education resources and support groups for Black men. Some of the programing that falls under this initiative includes:
Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative: Support Groups
The Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative support groups provide prostate cancer education resources and support specifically for Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Our support groups under this initiative are currently fully remote, with the group being led by two licensed mental health professionals. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 8pm EST/7pm CST/5pm PST via Zoom.
To sign up for these support groups please fill out this form.
Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative: Podcast Series
This is a Health Equity-focused podcast, hosted by Reggie Tucker-Seeley and Kris Bennett, that covers a number of topics such as talking to your primary care provider about screening at the age of 40 for Black men, navigating the healthcare delivery system as a Black man, and managing the emotions of a prostate cancer diagnosis for Black men. Our first podcast episode was an introduction to the Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative support group and the leaders of that group: podcast link.
HBCU Run/Walk Series Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Run/Walk Series (starting in 2023)
We will partner with an HBCU to host a Run/Walk beginning in 2023. This HBCU Run/Walk will aim to raise awareness, and education, raise funds, provide a sense of community and belonging, and begin the conversation about prostate cancer earlier in Black communities.
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