Arizona Celebrates June as Men’s Health Month
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Men’s Health Month focuses on health disparities affecting men and boys year-round.
— Ana Fadich-Tomsic, VP of Men’s Health Network (MHN)
ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The state of Arizona and the cities of Goodyear, Lake Havasu City, Tempe, Oro Valley, Marana, and Flagstaff have issued a Men’s Health Month proclamation (June) celebrating men’s health and fatherhood year-round, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.
Governor Doug Ducey, Mayor Joe Pizzillo, Cal Sheehy, Mayor Corey Woods, Mayor Joseph Winfield, Mayor Ed Honea, and Mayor Paul Deasy’s statements can be found here.
Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing, even more so with COVID still impacting families and everyday lifestyles. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women (1), and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease (2). Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men (3).
Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the MensHealthReportCard.com Proclamations from cities and states be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com
“I am pleased that the City of Goodyear can help raise awareness about men’s health, particularly since the well-being of our residents is a top priority for us,” said Mayor Joe Pizzillo. “We are committed to supporting programs and initiatives that seek to promote and improve overall wellness and enhance the health of our community.”
“The health of our citizens is important and we are proud to recognize and bring awareness to Men’s Health and encourage our citizens to find ways to be active, make healthy diet choices, and receive regular screenings and annual medical wellness visits,” says Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy.
“June is men’s health month to raise awareness of preventable health problems and for men to take steps to improve their health and maintain the best quality of life,” says Mayor Ed Honea.
“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”
Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, government agencies, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year.
June 17, the Friday before Father’s Day, is Wear Blue Day. People all over the world take pictures of themselves and others wearing blue to increase awareness of men’s health and post photos on social media with the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag. Also, make sure you #WearBlueForMen and don’t forget to tag Men’s Health Network on social media.
For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org
Men’s Health Month grew out of National Men’s Health Week, which was enacted by Congress. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.
Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men’s Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN’s ongoing Dialogue on Men’s Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com
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