Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center was founded in 2003. It is one of the first programs in the country to broadly address the health issues that particularly impact African American and Hispanic men. The center provides disease screenings and health and wellness information, offers primary medical care and referrals to specialists, conducts research, and educates the public and healthcare providers about minority health concerns.
What We Treat
The Minority Men's Health Center provides health screenings for the early detection, prevention and/or treatment for a number of medical conditions which disproportionately affect minority male populations such as:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Kidney Disease
- Kidney Transplantation
- Prostate Cancer
- Heart Disease and Blood Circulation Problems
- High Cholesterol and Triglycerides (hyperlipidemia)
- Hepatitis C
- Stress, Depression and Mental Health Concerns
The Minority Men's Health Center also provides services such as:
- Men’s urological health examinations and screenings
- Men’s primary healthcare services
- Referrals for specialized care including kidney transplants, weight loss surgery, colorectal cancer
and digestive diseases
- Shared medical appointments
- Prescription assistance
- Spiritual care
Minority Men's Health Fair
The 18th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair has been postponed.
The event will now take place in Fall, 2020.
If you have already registered online your space will be reserved. If not, registration will re-open once a date has been confirmed.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Did You Know?
- The life expectancy for African American men is 7.1 years less than for Caucasian men
- African American men have the highest rates of lung, prostate and colon cancers of any population in the world
- Stroke kills 180 percent more black men than it does white men
- More than one-third of all African American men have high blood pressure
- Hispanic men are twice as likely as Caucasian men to have liver cancer, and almost twice as likely to die from it
- Hispanic men are more likely Caucasian men to have diabetes, diabetes-related kidney failure, and to die from the disease
- Hispanic men have a chronic liver disease rate that is twice that of Caucasian men, and liver disease is the third leading cause of death for Hispanic men ages 55-64
- Hispanic men are more likely than Caucasian men to be overweight or obese
PSA Addresses Higher Incidence of COVID-19 in Minority Communities
According to Dr. Charles Modlin, urologist and director of Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center, while African Americans represent 13% of the population in Ohio, they represent about 25% of coronavirus cases, more than 30% of the hospitalizations and 16.5% of the deaths. Cleveland Clinic created a PSA to bring attention to this important issue and to educate the public on yet another aspect of healthcare disparities that affect the African-American population.
Dr. Charles Modlin Weighs in on Minority Healthcare Initiatives
Dr. Charles Modlin, Director of the Minority Men’s Health Center, joins Dr. Mark Hyman on his podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy, to discuss the social injustice that is part of healthcare and ways to create a new multi-cultural dynamic.
Learn more about the cascading effects of racism, prejudice, stereotyping and unconscious bias on minority health as well as Dr. Modlin’s initiatives around these disparities.
A partnership between Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men’s Health Center and Center for Functional Medicine, this shared medical appointment broadly addresses the chronic health issues that particularly impact African American and Hispanic men.
Established in 1923, Cleveland Clinic's Department of Dermatology has been treating skin and hair disorders in patients of all skin types for decades. In 2011, the Multicultural Skin Center was founded, recognizing and appreciating the specific medical and cosmetic needs of skin with more color, which includes patients with Asian, African American, Arab and Hispanic backgrounds. In light of this, MSC will uniquely focus on improving treatment outcomes of skin conditions which disproportionately affect this population.
As a leader in heart and vascular care, Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute recognizes that rates of disorders such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), cerebrovascular disease (Stroke), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and premature renal failure are high among certain groups of patients due to cultural backgrounds.
Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Stroke Program is focused on preventing and treating stroke in racial and ethnic minorities. The Minority Stroke Program’s goal is to increase stroke awareness among minority groups in order to lower stroke rates and improve stroke outcomes.
Appointments & Locations
To make an appointment, please call 216.444.5600.
Why should I make an appointment with the center?
Because you may be at increased risk for medical problems that can be prevented or successfully treated if caught early enough. For various reasons— genetics, living and working conditions, barriers to getting medical care — African American and Hispanic men are more likely than Caucasian men to develop some life-threatening diseases and medical problems, and are at greater risk of dying from them.
The Minority Men’s Health Center can help you stay well and improve your health, monitor potential health risks and take preventive steps, and detect and treat existing medical conditions.
Shared Medical Appointments
The Minority Men’s Health Center has partnered with the Center for Functional Medicine to offer a series of six shared medical appointments that introduce minority men to the Functional Medicine approach and provides the necessary health information, dietary guidance and wellness coaching to promote self management of chronic disease.
This program will:
- Explain the benefits of healthy eating
- Distinguish what foods should be eaten and what foods to avoid
- Discuss the importance of monitoring lab results
- Explore the power of music to improve health
This program is for those experiencing:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Mental health concerns
- Weight-related issues
Register now online or by phone at 216.444.8716.
Nutrition appointments are covered by many insurance companies, please verify coverage with your health insurance provider. Anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or any other status is welcome to register for the program.
The Minority Men’s Health Center sees patients at three convenient locations:
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - Q Building (Glickman Tower), 8th floor
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Hours: Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Hours: Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building, 2nd Floor
20000 Harvard Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Hours: First and third Thursdays of the month: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.