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Men’s Health Month

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Men’s Health Month Events

June 2
Men’s Health Community Dialogue
June 2, 2018
Detroit, Michigan

June 5
Men’s Health Month Twitter Chat
12:00 PM ET
Hosted by: Salud America

June 15
Wear Blue Day

June 19
Men’s Health Month Twitter Chat
2:00 PM ET
Hosted By: Advocates for Men’s Health, Men’s Health Network and APHA Men’s Health Caucus



June is Men’s Health Month, an observance used across the country 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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.

The HHS Office of Minority Health will also observe Wear Blue Day Exit Disclaimer on Friday, June 15. This day is a part of the year-round Wear BLUE® awareness campaign that was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.

We invite you to join us in promoting messages like OMH’s Five Plays for Men’s Health that remind men and boys that they can improve their health by seeking medical advice and taking other important steps, such as making healthy food choices, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular checkups and taking care of their mental health.

Visit this web page during Men’s Health Month 2018 for updates on downloadable materials and events.

Men’s Health Month Graphics

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We will protect this heart:
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men.
Healthier food choices build a healthier heart –
make fruits and vegetables half of your plate.
Bro, you don’t even have to lift:
Getting just 30 minutes of exercise each
day can help you live longer and healthier.
Preventive maintenance:
Getting regular check-ups can catch small
problems before they become big problems.
Quitting time:
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke,
and... a greater risk of erectile dysfunction.
Hey man, you good?
Life can get tough, and talking things through
with a mental health professional can help.
Protege tu corazón:
La enfermedad cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte en
los hombres. Elige comidas que ayuden a tener un corazón
sano: que las frutas y las verduras llenen la mitad de tu plato.
Amigo, no tienes que andar levantando pesas
Solo 30 minutos de ejercicio al día pueden darte una
vida más sana y prolongada.
Chequeo preventivo:
Los exámenes regulares pueden detectar los problemas
pequeños antes de que se vuelvan mayores.
Es hora de dejar el cigarrillo:
Fumar causa cáncer, enfermedades cardiacas, derrames
cerebrales... y un mayor riesgo de disfunción eréctil.
Oye, ¿estás bien?
La vida es complicada y el hablar de tus problemas
con un profesional de salud mental puede ayudarte.
Para más información, visitañol.

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NOTE: These images may be downloaded and used only for purposes of promoting Men’s Health Month activities, and may not be used for commercial purposes, including selling of products and services and advertisements in newspapers and other publications. 

Men’s Health Disparities

Despite our nation’s vast advances in science, public health and health care, the health status of racial and ethnic minority men continues to lag behind the general population. The links below provide information about disparities among boys and men in the United States.
See statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

Office of Minority Health programs and partnerships to improve the health of boys and men include:

Health Resources and Publications

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