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Thursday, June 01, 2017

June is Men's Health Month

It is important to encourage men to take control of their health because men experience poorer health and die younger than women in the U.S. 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. 

The HHS Office of Minority Health reminds 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, seeing a health care provider, and taking care of their mental health .

Visit this webpage during the month of June for updates on available downloadable materials and events in observance of Men’s Health Month 2017. 

Men’s Health Month Events

Join OMH and @MinorityHealth at 1-2 PM EDT on June 6 for a #MensHealthMonth Twitter Chat. The chat is co-hosted by SaludToday, the Men’s Health Network, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and ChooseMyPlate.gov.

And on Friday, June 16, you can give a boost to men’s health by taking a photo of you and your friends, family or coworkers wearing blue and posting the photo on social media, using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag.

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.

See statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

A few of our grants, projects and partnerships helping to reduce disparities and promote better health for all boys and men:

Men’s Health Resources and Publications