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Title: Health Care of Black Male Children and Adolescents: Report From the Annapolis Summit
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
United States of America
Editor(s): L S Thompson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
Arlington, VA 22201
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
McLean, VA 22102
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Papers from the Summit on the Health Care of Black Male Children and Adolescents pertain to the systematization of primary health care for black male children and adolescents, as well as the status of the health and social problems of this population.
Abstract: The summit presented evidence from public health data and other research to show that young black males are overrepresented among persons affected by many of the health problems facing America's youth. The most prominent causes of morbidity and mortality are violence and injury; sexuality problems, including sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, and adolescent pregnancy; learning difficulties, illiteracy, and school failure; and drug abuse. The guidance provided by summit papers addressed new initiatives to improve the health of young black males. Papers highlight the health issues of black male juveniles and develop a consensus on these problems as a public health issue. The summit addressed specific populations, such as juveniles involved in the justice system, so as to suggest ways of improving their health status and health care. The involvement of historical black colleges in addressing the health care of young black males was also considered. The significant roles of advocacy and family involvement and the role of neighborhoods, schools, community, and the private sector were reviewed. Summit agenda and participant list
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Male juvenile delinquents
Note: Papers from the Summit on the Health Care of Black Male Children and Adolescents held in Annapolis, Maryland, in July 1991.
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