June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance hosted by Men’s Health Network used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. Since 1922, during Men’s Health Month, men are encouraged to take control of their health and families are encouraged to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.
Men’s Health Week is specifically June 14-20, 2021, leading up to Father’s Day. Prostate cancer, cardiovascular health, diabetes, nutrition, sexual reproductive health and mental health are all men’s health concerns we raise awareness for throughout the month of June. The purpose of Men’s Health Week and Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Find resources on men’s health here: https://www.menshealthresourcecenter.com/
Information in this article provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and other sources.