Terrance Anderson

Terrance Anderson
Location: Norfolk, Virginia Cohort Start Year: 2016 Project Topics: Arts in Health and Healing, Communications, Community/Civic Engagement, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Education, Health Care Access, Health Care Quality, Leadership Development, Public Policy, Public, Population and Community Health, Racial Justice, Social Sector/Non-Profit Populations Served: Adults (21-64 years), African-American/Black, Men's Health, Older Adults (65+), Rural Communities, Urban Communities
Health Promotion Educator
African-American men are experiencing an alarming prostate cancer disparity; having a 60 percent greater likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease than most ethnic groups and dying at a rate 2.5 times greater than white men. I am developing an innovative media project entitled “PSA-2-PSA” that will increase awareness of this disturbing health inequity, by making effective use of compelling television public service announcements that feature real prostate cancer survivors and men at increased risk. African American participants will also be targeted with the newly-conceived “EXUMBRA” component of the “PSA-2-PSA” project, which uses a dynamic engagement tool to prompt men to come “out of the shadows’ and become more proactive in their health maintenance, e.g., regular prostate cancer screenings.

A valiant prostate cancer survivor/warrior, I have been undaunted in my activism. I have moderated panel discussions at the U.S. Capitol and the Russell U.S. Senate Building, during annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit events, staged by the Prostate Health Education Network (Boston, Mass.). Among other activities I wrote, produced and hosted the “Full Court Press” television special on the African American prostate cancer disparity.

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