Assistant Professor Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins, PhD, Michigan State University School of Social Work, was part of a research project led by Daphne C. Watkins, PhD, University of Michigan School of Social Work titled Physical and Mental Health Interventions for Black Men in the United States.
The authors reviewed the physical and mental health interventions for black men in the United States, with an aim to inform the knowledge needed to develop culturally sensitive and gender-specific health interventions for those individuals. This field scan also provides an important basis for policy decisions regarding physical and mental health services, and in designing interventions that will be most effective for subgroups of black men.
The project is part of RISE for Boys and Men of Color,which is a field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. The program is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and members of the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color.
Dr. Hawkins stated, "These field scans are very important in the men's health field and were written by national/international leaders in the field of men's health and mental health research."