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Source: Men’s Health Network.org
The Men’s Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. And Men’s Health Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys and men in all areas of the public and private sectors, resulting in better health outcomes and longer life expectancy.
Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death, and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.
“Compared to similarly-aged women, men are less likely to have a regular doctor, and health insurance and are more likely to put off routine checkups or delay seeing a health provider after experiencing symptoms,” said Darryl Davidson, Director of Men’s Health for the Northwest Health Center. “This month is a reminder to talk to health professionals and to learn about important screenings that assist with finding conditions before they get worse.”
In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women.
Men’s health awareness can mean raising awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices, making regular annual visits to the doctor, getting educated on heart disease or diabetes, starting general health conversations with their male friends, and much more. We strive to provide information, tools, and resources through the Men’s Health Network that can help with making the healthiest of lifestyle choices.