JUNE is Men’s Health Month
JUNE is Men’s Health Month. This month is dedicated to helping men take necessary steps toward better health such as early detection and treatment of disease and injuries and preventative care.
On average, men have a shorter lifespan than women by about five years due to high rates for the top 10 leading causes of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Men’s Health Network encourages using the month of June to raise awareness through health fairs, health screenings, media appearances, and outreach events about the state of men’s health.
The week of June 10 is set aside as Men’s Health Week and is dedicated to scheduling events that will help raise awareness about the health challenges men face and the factors contributing to their shorter life expectancy. This period is also used to highlight the importance of having regular visits with health care professionals. As part of Men’s Health Week, Wear Blue Day will be celebrated on Friday, June 14, as an opportunity for organizations and individuals to help spread the word about the importance of disease prevention, early detection and pursuing treatment after a diagnosis.
Visit the Men's Health Month website to learn how you can join the efforts to raise awareness and promote the health of the men in your life.