Brotherly Love


The City of Philadelphia released a report exclusively focused on the health of Black men and boys. The first-of-its-kind study, Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphic, found that:

  • Black males have a shorter life expectancy than other demographic groups, more than 5 years less than other men
  • Health insurance coverage is at an all-time high; 9 in 10 Black adults have health insurance, and more than 96 percent of Black children have health insurance coverage
  • School-aged Black boys have the lowest rates of childhood obesity compared to other racial/ethnic groups
  • Unemployment and poverty rates are declining, while high school, college, and graduate school graduation rates are increasing among Black men