Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) Initiative
Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) is a targeted initiative designed to address the impact of health, economic, and educational disparities experienced by males of color. The DBHIDS EMOC Committee is made up of a culturally diverse group of men (African-American, African, Asian, Caribbean, Latino) of all ages working in collaboration with community members, academic advisers and system partners to achieve its Vision and Mission.
The EMOC Initiative aims to cultivate equity and is designed to address the impact of health, economic, and educational disparities experienced by males of color throughout the Philadelphia region, and improve their overall quality of life.
This initiative seeks to promote an enhanced awareness of the behavioral health challenges experienced by males of color across Philadelphia. EMOC’s goal is to improve the health status of males of color by increasing behavioral health literacy and access to resources and services, while reducing stigma and known disparities and building system capacity, in order to sustain wellness.
Find out when the latest EMOC events are being held by checking out the DBHIDS Events calendar.
International Men’s Day, taking place Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Intellectual disAbility Services, 701 Market St., Fifth Floor Large Conference Room.
- International Men’s Day is designed to highlight the importance of men fostering a culture of self-awareness regarding their overall health. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Men and Boys.” DBHIDS attendees will gather to participate in a program providing a positive spotlight on men and boys, an often negatively-stereotyped segment of the population. Guests will engage in conversations on what we all can do to sustain overall wellness. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact
Connect with EMOC
For questions or inquiries about DBHIDS’ EMOC Initiative, please contact:
- Leadership Team
- Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
- Communications Office
- Evidence-based Practice and Innovation Center (EPIC)
- Fiscal Division
- Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
- Management Services Division
- Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC)
- Office of Addiction Services
- Office of Mental Health (OMH)
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Office of the Chief Medical Officer
- Strategic Planning and Innovation Division
- Grants Opportunities
- DBHIDS Study Tours