June Is Recognized As Men's Health Month

Awareness Campaign Puts Focus on Health of Men and Boys

To celebrate the Men’s Health Month, Greene County Public Health, along with Men’s Health Network, the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, and hundreds of other local and national organizations will launch an awareness campaign.

The goal: Educate the public about the many preventable health problems that affect men and boys, and empower them and their loved ones to move towards a healthier, happier life.

Men die five years younger than women, on average, and die at higher rates for nine of the Top Ten causes of death. Men are victims of the majority of workplace injuries, less likely to be insured, and far less likely to see a doctor for preventive care. All of this impacts their ability to be an involved father, supportive husband, and engaged member of their community.

“This year continues to be a pivotal one for men’s health—new guidance on prostate cancer screenings and the declining mortality rates for large groups of men means awareness and education is paramount,” says Ana Fadich, Vice President at Men’s HealthNetwork.

Throughout June will be hundreds of events across the country and around the globe hosted by churches, private business, civic organizations, government agencies, fraternities, and other organizations.

June is also National Men’s Health Week (NMHW), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. It starts Monday, June 10, and ends on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019. Additional support comes from governors and mayors who issue proclamations for Men’s Health Week in their jurisdictions. You can find the proclamations here: http://www.menshealthmonth.org/week/proclamation.html

Men's Health Month and Men's Health Week are sponsored by Men's Health Network (MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork.

You can also find more information on a variety of health issues at the Men’s Health Resource Center: www.MensHealthResourceCenter.com and health profiles of men and boys in each state can be found at www.stateofmenshealth.com

For more information about Greene County Public Health, please call 937-374-5600 or visit the website at www.gcph.info.

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