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
Join us for the 17th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair!
Because you matter, the Minority Men's Health Fair will offer FREE screenings and health information for all members of the public. Anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or any other status, is welcome to register and attend.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Locations: The health fair is hosted at four convenient locations.
- Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - Cleveland, OH
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General - Akron, OH
- Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health Center - Lorain, OH
- Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital - Cleveland, OH
Interested in becoming a vendor for this event?
Please note: Space at the fair is limited and all applications may not be accepted.
For any questions about the fair, please contact us at:
- Main Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Akron: email@example.com
- Lorain: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lutheran: email@example.com or 216.828.5423
Governor Kasich Welcomes Men to the 16th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair
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
Dr. Charles Modlin Recognized for Minority Healthcare Initiatives
Dr. Charles Modlin, Director of the Minority Men’s Health Center, was honored as the 2016 Black Professional of the Year by the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation (BPACF). Learn more about the challenges of healthcare disparities among minorities as well as Dr. Modlin’s work with the Minority Men’s Health Center and the Minority Men’s Health Fair.
Minority Men's Health Center Launches Lecture Series
The first session, hosted by Charles Modlin, MD, MBA, is a Patient Appreciation Event on February 20, 2019. The guest speaker will be patient and author John Bush, PhD, discussing his career and the many challenges he has faced during his life, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr. Modlin.
For more information and details about the event, please call Jamal Gambrell at 216.445.7550.
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.