|It is well-documented that African-American men experience significant health disparities, yet very little is currently known about the unique health profiles of African born men following immigration to the U.S. Dr. Murray’s project in partnership with the United Taxi Workers of San Diego will collect invaluable data to assist health professionals in determining the current health status and health needs of African men who are taxi drivers, and a matched group of African men who are not taxi drivers (70 percent of the approximately 2,050 taxi drivers in San Diego are East African men). Data to be collected will include assessments of: musculoskeletal pain and disorders, hypertension, obesity, smoking history, fatigue, sleep quality and duration, symptoms of depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal disturbances, and factors related to the work environment (e.g. job stress, hours worked, sedentary behavior). In addition, UTWSD and UC San Diego School of Medicine will host a health fair for taxi drivers and their families to increase access to important health screenings and health information, including information on the Affordable Care Act and sustainable health care options. Data collected for this project will document the extent of health and health care disparities in this population, as well as provide feedback to drivers on their personal health profile and strategies for promoting health. The study will provide much needed preliminary research to support further research and the development of prevention and intervention strategies to improve taxi driver health. The study may also serve as a cost-effective model for reaching other marginalized, underserved populations, many of whom suffer from significant health disparities as well as occupational hazards.