Dads need to tell sons about health exams, sex and diet. Usually they don’t.
A disproportionate number of African American men across the country experience the highest health disparities, from heart health to happiness. While literature exists on positive child, maternal, and community outcomes associated with engaging African American fathers, there is a failure to incorporate this knowledge into education, practice, research, and policy. Latrice Rollins’s vision is to create and lead the advancement of health equity for African American fathers.
Latrice Rollins, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and Culture of Health Leader, speaks with Washington Post about the opportunities for fathers to be a resource in improved health outcomes for their sons.