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Men’s Health Month - June

Men's Health Month Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

New OMH Data Brief: A Demographic and Health Profile of Adult Males (Ages 19 to 64 years) in the United States by Race and Ethnicity. [PDF| 556kb]

During Men’s Health Month, we are raising awareness about health disparities that affect boys and men of color. And we are also raising the dialogue on efforts to ensure that all men achieve better health outcomes. This June, encourage the men in your lives to take a powerful step towards good health by making healthier food choices, avoiding smoking, staying active, reducing risk for injury and scheduling a check-up.

Men and their families may still be eligible to enroll in affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace by qualifying for a special enrollment period or through Medicaid. Visit for more information.

Men’s Health Disparities

The health status of racial and ethnic minority men has lagged far too long behind the general population, despite our nation’s vast advances in science, public health and health care. For example:

    • Heart disease is the leading killer across most racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States, accounting for 24 percent of all deaths in 2010.
    • Hispanic men are 30 percent more likely to have a stroke.
    • African American men are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
    • American Indian and Alaska Native men are 1.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
    • Asian American men are 1.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
    • Boys of color are less likely to engage in the recommended amount of physical activity each day.
    • African American and Latino boys 6-11 years old are 1.3 times more likely to be obese than white boys of the same age group.

See more statistics on health disparities:

African American Health Profile
American Indian and Alaska Native Health Profile
Asian American Health Profile
Hispanic/Latino Health Profile
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Profile

OMH Men’s Health Data Briefs

Men’s Health Resources and Publications

Men’s Health 101 and Minority Men’s Health, HHS Office of Women’s Health
Men’s Health Network website
Men and Depression , National Institutes of Health (NIH) (printable)
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age , HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (printable)
Men’s Health Library , Men’s Health Network (MHN) (printable PDFs)
Cancer Facts for Men , American Cancer Society, (printable PDFs)
Men’s Health Topics from
Men’s Health Info in Spanish and Chinese

7/23/2015 12:12:00 PM