Men's Health Month is Coming!
April 07, 2016
Plans for Men’s Health Month Accelerate Worldwide
WASHINGTON – With two months left until the start of Men’s Health Month (MHM) in June, advocacy groups, doctors, businesses, and community partners are ramping up their plans to participate in the annual outreach period. The Men’s Health Month themes of Awareness–Prevention–Education–Family are keys to the health and wellbeing of men, boys, and families
Health screenings, outreach efforts like the #WearBlue campaign, and expert medical presentations will happen throughout the month. Spanning from the halls of Congress to Australia, MHM partners will build upon previous years’ success with concentrated social media outreach and a multi-national focus on educating men to take better care of their health.
“There are some pretty powerful messages to get out there this year,” says Dr. Paul Turek, Director of The Turek Clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco, California and Advisor to MHN, “including that the overall health of men with infertility is not the same as fertile men. In addition, it’s become quite clear that sexual health issues in men indeed reflect on overall health.”
Those interested in promoting men’s health are encouraged to contact mhw(at)menshealthweek.org or visit www.MensHealthMonth.org for materials, outreach tools and information about events and spokespersons.
Who: Men’s Health Network and various partner organizations inside and out of the United States (HealthyWomen, Pfizer, Health and Human Services, and hundreds more).
What: Education and outreach, including: health screenings, social media campaigns (#WearBlue , #ShowUsYourBlue , #MensHealthMonth).
Where: Communities across the U.S. and around the world, including: Denmark, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and others found at www.InternationalMensHealthWeek.org
When: Men’s Health Month lasts the entire month of June. It’s also the 22nd anniversary of Men’s Health Week, signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. This year, Men’s Health Week runs from Monday, June 13th through Sunday, June 19th. Celebrants are encouraged to Wear Blue on Wear Blue Friday, June 17, and throughout the month www.WearBlueForMensHealth.com
How: Logos, posters, flyers, examples of activities, social media toolkits, proclamations from Governors and Mayors, brochures, and more can be downloaded free at www.MensHealthMonth.com
Men's Health Network (MHN) is 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/menshealthnetworkFor more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.DialogueOnMensHealth.com