Department of Public Health

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This report focuses on health outcomes for black men and boys in Philadelphia and also highlights notable Philadelphians who have worked to improve both their own health and the health and circumstances of other black men and boys.

The report highlights key findings in health outcomes, noting that life expectancy (at 69.1 years) is lowest among black men compared to any other group, and identifies high rates of hypertension, obesity, and gun violence as contributing factors.