Men’s Health Network

Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

 

The Latest

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Men's Health

    See how you can help and donate to the campaign

  • My Prostate Cancer Coach

    Because every man is different and every cancer is unique, it is important to find out the risk group for your individual cancer.

  • Know Your Cancer

    Are you or a loved one newly diagnosed with prostate cancer? Empower yourself with the information you need to make the right treatment decision. 

  • Fibromyalgia Caregiver Toolkit

    Being a caregiver isn’t always easy. Each day can throw new challenges your way. With that in mind we’ve designed this toolkit to provide insight, tips and tools for the male caregivers of patients with fibromyalgia.

  • National Men’s Health Week

    Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. This week heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys

  • A new survey that we developed in partnership with Chattem, Inc., the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi, shows that 90% of men in the U.S. want to take charge of their own health. The survey results also indicate the significance of sexual health to men today, with nearly 1 in 3 men (30%) saying sexual health is one of the most important elements of their overall health and wellness. This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll and its results were shared in recognition of International Men's Day, which takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

  • An ongoing series of top-level discussions on the health and wellbeing of boys and men across the lifespan. The Dialogue on Men’s Health provides structure and coordination for efforts to find common ground and synergy among healthcare professionals, patient groups, community organizations, private corporations, and government agencies as they address the unique challenges that confront men, boys, and their families.
     
    Read the Framework for Advancing the Overall Health and Wellness of America’s Boys and Men here.
     
    Read A Vision for Wellness and Health Equity for American Indian and Alaska Native Boys and Men here.
     
  • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's efforts in improving men's health have been recognized and honored with the “Outstanding Political Leadership in Men’s Health Award" by the American Public Health Association: Men's Health Caucus.

  • Arlington, VA, August 31, 2017 – The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced a partnership with the Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to health awareness and disease prevention. ACCA has been accepted into the Men’s Health Network of partners and will coordinate messaging and activities to help improve the physical and mental well-being of men, particularly those involved in the trades.

    “ACCA is excited about this partnership because the Men’s Health Network has a wealth of health and wellness resources for men of all ages,” said Paul Stalknecht, President and CEO of ACCA. “As the HVAC industry’s workforce ages, we need to ensure they have the information and resources available to maintain a healthy mind and body. Men’s Health Network also has wellness information available for the younger generation, who may be naive to the physical aspects of the skilled trades,” Stalknecht continued.

    “Prostate Awareness Month presents a great opportunity to announce this partnership which is dedicated to encouraging men, boys, and their families to engage in regular check-ups and healthy lifestyles,” said Ana Fadich, Vice President of MHN. “We strive to reach men where they live, work, play, and pray—and the workplace remains one of the most crucial avenues for educating men about their health and wellness, and how that impacts their daily lives and productivity. We look forward to working with ACCA and its members to engage them in healthy behaviors in September, and beyond."

    ACCA and the Men’s Health Network will develop programs available to ACCA members, which may include complimentary workplace testing and screenings and co-branding of nationwide awareness campaigns. The two organizations will also partner on information campaigns and social media programs for the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry, including men, boys, and their families. Men’s Health Network also encourage women to have regular health and wellness screenings and check-ups.

    For more information about the Men’s Health Network visit www.menshealthnetwork.org.

    For more information, or to schedule an interview with ACCAplease contact Todd Washam, ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, at todd.washam@acca.org

  • U.S. Ranks Among Countries With Highest Rates of Prostate Cancer

     

    WASHINGTON — Men’s Health Network (MHN) is calling for greater awareness of health issues impacting men during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September as men in the U.S. still rank among the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world.

     

    Prostate cancer remains the leading cancer in American men; about 2.8 million men are living with the disease with over 26,000 men dying each year. The American Cancer Society reports that about 161,000 men are expected be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. The U.S. ranks number 14 among countries with the highest incidence of prostate cancer, according to the International Agency For Research on Cancer.

     

    “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial awareness period, reminding men and their families about the importance of prostate health and early detection,” said Ana Fadich, CHES, vice president of MHN. “A PSA test can be a life-saving tool for early detection and by creating a benchmark against which you and your healthcare provider can measure future tests.”

     

    MHN continues its awareness efforts during September with health screenings and partnerships, including a Twitter Chat with the Urology Care Foundation on September 29. Other social media activities will be announced as the month progresses. MHN will also continue advocating for the health and wellness of men through its work with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.

     

    To further raise awareness on how prostate cancer impacts American men, MHN features new videos showing the Top 10 states ranked by prostate cancer deaths and incidence. More recently, MHN provided comments about the latest prostate cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

     

    MHN believes that early detection through screenings like the PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen test) and DRE (digital rectal exam) is the key to successful treatment, which is responsible for saving an untold number of men by encouraging them to have a discussion with their healthcare provider about prostate cancer and early detection.

     

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    “Prostate health impacts general health,” said Gregory Pecchia, MD, a MHN advisor.  “Getting men to be more aware of preventive screenings like the PSA is paramount in the fighting prostate cancer and improving health outcomes.”

     

    In preparation for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Men's Health Network (MHN) encourages men to know their risk as early detection is the best predictor of survival. MHN urges men at high risk for prostate cancer to talk with their health care provider about getting a yearly screening starting at age 40, with other men beginning at age 50. MHN also emphasizes the role that women can play by encouraging their husbands or partners to speak to their health care provider about being screened for prostate cancer, including a PSA test and a DRE.

     

    "The various conflicting positions on prostate cancer screening are confusing for patients and doctors alike, but the fact is prostate cancer still is one the leading causes of cancer deaths in men,” said Jason Jameson, MD, an urologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. “September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month—I encourage men to discuss their individual risk, screening options, and prevention strategies with their doctor. Every man deserves a discussion about this regardless of age."

    “Oncology Nursing Society encourages men to learn about prostate cancer screenings and talk with their healthcare providers about what screening tests are right for them,” said Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Chief Clinical Officer at the Oncology Nursing Society.“By being aware of prostate health and following the screening guidelines, men can improve their health, and have cancers detected earlier, increasing their chances for cure and a long life.”

    In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, MHN is directing inquiries to - www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com - that has free downloadable fact sheets, brochures, and posters, links to national advocacy organizations, and a social media toolkit. The site, sponsored by Genomic Health, Bayer, and Janssen, also features proclamations from the President, governors, and others.

     

    To learn more about prostate cancer and prostate health, visit the Prostate Health Guide at www.ProstateHealthGuide.com and the Men's Health Resource Center at www.MensHealthResourceCenter.com

     

    About Men’s Health Network

     

    Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness 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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  • U.S. Ranks Among Countries With Highest Rates of Prostate Cancer

     

    WASHINGTON — Men’s Health Network (MHN) is calling for greater awareness of health issues impacting men during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September as men in the U.S. still rank among the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world.

     

    Prostate cancer remains the leading cancer in American men; about 2.8 million men are living with the disease with over 26,000 men dying each year. The American Cancer Society reports that about 161,000 men are expected be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. The U.S. ranks number 14 among countries with the highest incidence of prostate cancer, according to the International Agency For Research on Cancer.

     

    “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial awareness period, reminding men and their families about the importance of prostate health and early detection,” said Ana Fadich, CHES, vice president of MHN. “A PSA test can be a life-saving tool for early detection and by creating a benchmark against which you and your healthcare provider can measure future tests.”

     

    MHN continues its awareness efforts during September with health screenings and partnerships, including a Twitter Chat with the Urology Care Foundation on September 29. Other social media activities will be announced as the month progresses. MHN will also continue advocating for the health and wellness of men through its work with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.

     

    To further raise awareness on how prostate cancer impacts American men, MHN features new videos showing the Top 10 states ranked by prostate cancer deaths and incidence. More recently, MHN provided comments about the latest prostate cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

     

    MHN believes that early detection through screenings like the PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen test) and DRE (digital rectal exam) is the key to successful treatment, which is responsible for saving an untold number of men by encouraging them to have a discussion with their healthcare provider about prostate cancer and early detection.

     

    (more)

    “Prostate health impacts general health,” said Gregory Pecchia, MD, a MHN advisor.  “Getting men to be more aware of preventive screenings like the PSA is paramount in the fighting prostate cancer and improving health outcomes.”

     

    In preparation for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Men's Health Network (MHN) encourages men to know their risk as early detection is the best predictor of survival. MHN urges men at high risk for prostate cancer to talk with their health care provider about getting a yearly screening starting at age 40, with other men beginning at age 50. MHN also emphasizes the role that women can play by encouraging their husbands or partners to speak to their health care provider about being screened for prostate cancer, including a PSA test and a DRE.

     

    "The various conflicting positions on prostate cancer screening are confusing for patients and doctors alike, but the fact is prostate cancer still is one the leading causes of cancer deaths in men,” said Jason Jameson, MD, an urologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. “September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month—I encourage men to discuss their individual risk, screening options, and prevention strategies with their doctor. Every man deserves a discussion about this regardless of age."

    “Oncology Nursing Society encourages men to learn about prostate cancer screenings and talk with their healthcare providers about what screening tests are right for them,” said Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Chief Clinical Officer at the Oncology Nursing Society.“By being aware of prostate health and following the screening guidelines, men can improve their health, and have cancers detected earlier, increasing their chances for cure and a long life.”

    In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, MHN is directing inquiries to - www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com - that has free downloadable fact sheets, brochures, and posters, links to national advocacy organizations, and a social media toolkit. The site, sponsored by Genomic Health, Bayer, and Janssen, also features proclamations from the President, governors, and others.

     

    To learn more about prostate cancer and prostate health, visit the Prostate Health Guide at www.ProstateHealthGuide.com and the Men's Health Resource Center at www.MensHealthResourceCenter.com

     

    About Men’s Health Network

     

    Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness 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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Upcoming Events & Conferences

  • 10/14/2017 - 08:00
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is a silent killer! This ballooning of the abdominal aorta can rupture and cause death. AAA is a potentially life-threatening condition, and research suggests that more than one million people are living today with an undiagnosed AAA. October 14, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon Norwegian American Hospital 1044 N. Francisco Ave Chicago, IL 60622 Call (888) 871-3801 for an appointment. *Advance registration and 8-hour fast required.
  • 11/04/2017 - 08:00

    Theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health"

    November 4-8, 2017, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 

    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia World Congress Center: 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

    Visit MHN at Booth 702

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