In 1992, a group of activists and writers with a passion for men’s health got together to improve the health and well-being of men, boys and families. Together they started screening programs, developed educational materials, and created advocacy opportunities to support the improvement of men’s health in all walks of life. They called it the Men’s Health Network (MHN).
MHN is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play and pray with health prevention messages, tools and patient navigation. Through education campaigns, data collection, surveys, toll-free hotlines, and work with health care providers, MHN is able to make a difference in the lives of men, boys and families.
Made up of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals, MHN has a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners with a presence in all 50 states and 30 countries.
MHN exists to save men’s lives by reducing premature mortality of men and boys. They foster health care education and services that encourage men of all ages to implement positive lifestyles for themselves and their families. Through their organization they are able to increase the physical and mental health of men so that they can live fuller and happier lives.
Additionally, MHN has helped to significantly reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that afflict so many men. With their advocacy programs, they have energized government involvement in men’s health activities so that existing government health networks can be utilized to increase the health and well-being of men and boys. And they have encouraged women to expand on their traditional role as the family’s health care leader and activist for enhancement of health care services.
MHN has been known as the leading authority on men’s health, with a Board of Advisors totaling over 750 physicians and key thought leaders on men’s health. With their network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state.
MHN conducts screenings in the workplace and at public venues, sponsors conferences, and promotes awareness periods such as National Men’s Health Week. MHN partners with both private and public entities to achieve these goals.
June is Men’s Health Month. At Good Days, we are celebrating the month by providing information and encouragement that helps men become healthier and stay healthy. We applaud the efforts of the Men’s Health Network.
The more you know about your health, the better you’ll feel. At Good Days, we’re dedicated to helping people achieve a healthier and happier life. Helping people live good days, every day. That’s Good Days.
Sources: Men’s Health Network