Men's Health Week!
Gents, this week is all about you. We are highlighting health tips, revisiting some previous posts, and helping you put a boost on your style all week long just in time for Father's Day!
Men's Health Week began in 1994 with the purpose of heightening awareness of preventable health problems among men. Led by the Men's Health Network, this week is an opportunity to health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Often, men's health is not given the same attention as women's health, so we want to be sure you gents get your just due.
Here are some events happening nationally to commemorate the week:
Men’s Health Roundtable: Prioritizing Prevention, Planning and Health Promotion: Pathways to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Boys and Men of Color @ Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
This summit addresses health concerns of all men of color who suffer disproportionately from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. The summits are male only, and are open to the public at no cost and offer breakfast, health screenings, information workshops and wellness exhibits.
The Black Men’s Health Summit targets men 19 years and older and the Crossing Bridges: Hip-Hop Health Teen Summit targets males between the ages of 12 and 18. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
- Father's Day!
Stay tuned for more on Men's Health this week!!