June is Men’s Health Month
The awareness period highlights the health disparities affecting men and boys around the world; Men’s Health Network encourages you to wear blue and a mask too
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, June 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Starting today, communities around the world are putting men’s health center stage with the kick-off of Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period dedicated to education and activities on the health and well-being of men and boys. This year also marks the 27th year of National Men’s Health Week (NMHW), a special awareness period recognized by Congress. Men’s Health Month is based on the Awareness – Prevention – Education – Family pillars.
Our theme this year is “Wear blue and a mask too ”, as we encourage everyone to wear blue and a mask to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to encourage men around the world to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their loved ones, their neighbors and colleagues.
This year, Men’s Health Week will be celebrated from June 14 to 20 and will end on Father’s Day. The week is also celebrated as International Men’s Health Week around the world. Friday June 18, 2021 is Wear Blue Day, a day where we encourage everyone to wear blue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys.
Men don’t always take their health too seriously because they feel and are doing ‘fine’, ”said Ana Fadich-Tomsic, vice president of the Men’s Health Network (MHN). “It’s a big factor for men who die younger and live less healthy lives. But there are also factors like access to health care that can prevent men from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, or even proper mental health screening. After such a difficult year, the support of policymakers, state and federal lawmakers, the media, and our private and nonprofit partners is needed to help tackle these systemic issues. A collaborative effort can save lives and bring about positive change for people around the world. “
Men’s Health Network (MHN) Senior Scientific Advisor Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni Jr., PharmD, believes that men who have avoided going to the doctor for fear of contracting COVID-19 need to get back on track and start to have controls.
“The overall health of men in America has become a silent crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Giorgianni. “The sad truth is that in America, men live sicker and die younger than women from many preventable and manageable diseases. Men should do all they can to get back to regular checkups and realize that health is an important part of masculinity. “
Dr Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, Founder and Chairman of the National Black Men’s Health Network, said: “It is important to recognize that the health of men and boys can impact the health and well-being of communities. whole. Preventable illnesses, injuries and disabilities create family disruptions, high medical costs, economic hardship for women and children, and reduced labor productivity across the country. To maintain a comprehensive and inclusive health system, the health challenges facing men and boys must be addressed. “
“Men often avoid routine health maintenance for fear that it shows weakness or the misconception that it is not necessary,” said Dr David Gremillion, MD, FACP, FIDSA, member of the MHN Board of Trustees and retired professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “However, men increasingly understand that a routine check-up is a sign of strength, not weakness. Maintaining our bodily, mental and spiritual health is a sure path to healthy relationships, work efficiency and performance. safety, and a better quality of life. “
More than 350 mayors and governors across the country have recognized June as Men’s Health Month with official proclamations. These proclamations are posted in Congress, and bulletins on the state of the health and well-being of boys and men in each state are available on the state’s men’s health website. An all-inclusive social media toolkit with images, logos, video posts, and social media posts designed for all platforms can be downloaded for free at www.menshealthmonth.org/mens-health-month-toolkit.html
Armin Brott, adviser to the Men’s Health Network and author of The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be, says Men’s Health Month is a great time for dads and expectant fathers to reflect on their health and that of their families. “Fathers play an extremely important role,” says Brott. “Children who have a father involved in their life do better in school, are less likely to use drugs or alcohol, and have more successful careers. Your partner and children need you not only to be alive, but also to thrive. So do something healthy for yourself and be a great role model for your kids. ”
A key component of Men’s Health Month is social media awareness about a wide variety of health issues that affect men, including:
• The American Nurses Association and Men’s Health Network Twitter chat “Don’t hesitate to vaccinate” on June 9 at 2 pm EST.
• Men’s Health Week on Twitter with the Men’s Health Network and the American Nurses Association June 16 at 2 pm EST.
• Men’s Mental Health Twitter Chat with MHN and American Nurses Association June 23 at 2:00 pm EST.
• #ShowUsYourBlue Campaign: People around the world are taking photos of themselves and others wearing blue to raise awareness about men’s health and posting the photos on social media with the hashtag #ShowUsYourBlue on Friday, June 18. Be sure to #WearBlueForMen and tag Men’s Health Network on social media.
Men’s Health Network (RSM)
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.
MHN is the sponsor of Men’s Health Month (June) and Blue Day. MHN operates the TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com and ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com websites.
For more information on MHN’s programs and activities, visit them on MensHealthNetwork.org, Twitter (@MensHlthNetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/menshealthnetwork), or call 202-543-6461 ext. 101.
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