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Brotherspeak: Continuing the Conversation

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Please join Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) for Brotherspeak: Continuing the Conversation, our third annual symposium to address the health and wellness of young Black men.

Attendees will hear from Philadelphia youth involved in the development of the Brotherspeak study in addition to speakers who will discuss the strengths of young Black men and the challenges they face today. As we enter the last year of the study, PHMC staff will also share data and information that highlight our progress to date.

What is Brotherspeak?

Teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention is a continuing public health need. Most teen pregnancy prevention interventions focus on girls and young women and/or are implemented in school-based settings. Boys and young men may experience differential circumstances that lead to teen pregnancy, including community violence, trauma, masculinity norms, and limited access to reproductive services and education. It is therefore critical that more evidence-based programs be made available for them.

Brotherspeak is a cluster randomized control trial testing the effectiveness of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention for 15-22 year old Black men in community-based settings across Philadelphia. The intervention uses elements of theater and music, interactive activities, open discussion about sexual reproductive health, effective communication, goal-setting, and healthy relationships. Through a community engagement approach, the research team strives to include the voices of young Black men in all aspects of the study.

Brotherspeak is led by the Research & Evaluation Group of PHMC in partnership with PHMC’s Health Promotion Services. The study is funded through a multi-million dollar, five year grant from the Office of Adolescent Health.

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