The Minority Men's Health Center at Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute was established in 2003 and is one of the first programs in the country to address the challenges of healthcare disparities among minorities.
Through a multidisciplinary approach of culturally sensitive clinical care, community outreach, education, research and mentorship for future health care providers, the Center enables physicians to more effectively address health disparities and provide state-of-the art patient care and treatment.
The Minority Men’s Health Center serves as a primary medical home for men and provides an opportunity for minority men to undergo complete comprehensive medical evaluations to promote health and wellness. Health screenings for the early detection, prevention and/or treatment of a vast number of medical conditions which disproportionately affect minority male populations are also provided. These include urologic and male health concerns such as prostate cancer, benign prostatic disease, erectile dysfunction, kidney and heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, colorectal cancer and other conditions. The Center also facilitates access to the Kidney Transplantation program for patients in need of kidney transplantation.
In cooperation with other Cleveland Clinic clinicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, the Center pursues a wide variety of studies such as immunology, molecular genetics, behavioral research and clinical trials of new therapies and diagnostics. The goal of this research is to eliminate health disparities.
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
Minority Men's Health Fair
The Minority Men’s Health Fair is held annually in April and offers free screenings and health information for men of all ages. Details about registration and the event will be available January 2019.
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.