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.
- City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement: Transforming the narrative for men and boys of color in Philadelphia.
- Online Resource Finder: Connect with organizations that assist Black men and boys in the City.
- My Brother’s Keeper Philly: Engaging Black and Brown men and boys in the pursuit of key milestones to success.
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For questions or inquiries about DBHIDS’ EMOC Initiative, please contact:
Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement interviews EMOC Youth Initiatives Specialist Gabriel Bryant
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