National Men’s Health Week began yesterday, June 9th, and will continue through Father’s Day, June 15th, 2014. This awareness period is focused on educating men, boys, and their loved ones about preventable health issues. During the week men are encouraged to get more active in their healthcare because early detection and treatment can save lives.
National Men’s Health Week is primarily focused on men of all ages, but the week is also an important time for healthcare providers, public policy makers, the media, and other individuals to encourage men to seek medical care.
To get involved in National Men’s Health Week encourage a man in your life to contact a healthcare provider. Other ways to get involved include:
• Wear blue to spread awareness
• Plan a health fair regarding men’s health
• Fund raise for a health issue that effects men
• Create a flyer/newsletter encouraging men to seek healthcare
• Plan an event to be healthy and active