It’s National Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress.
This year NMHW will be June 11th – June 17th.
Why is it important?
Currently, men are dying an average of 5 years younger than women.
Government studies show some shocking facts about men’s health:
- Men are at greater risk of death in every age group.
- Men have a higher suicide death rate than women.
- Men account for 92% of fatal workplace injuries.
- Men do not see physicians for a physical exam as often as women.
So what can you do to make an impact?
Join the movement! Take part in health screenings and outreach efforts like the #WearBlue campaign.
And of course, encourage the men in your community to focus on their mental and physical health.
Men’s Health Week is organized by Men’s Health Network(MHN), a national 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.organd follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork.###
Top causes of death – http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/causesofdeath.pdf
Key health indicators – http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/healthindicators.pdf
Health Facts – A detailed list of health reports.