Florida Men's Health Network

The goal of Florida Men's Health Network is to improve the health and wellbeing of men and their families across the state.

Florida Menís Health Facts:

  • Women live over 5 years longer than men.
  • This year 17,090 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
    among men in Florida.
  • 2,200 men will die from prostate cancer this year.
  • Women outnumber men beginning at ages 40-44.
  • What does this mean for spouses and families? In Florida, among women married to men the same age as themselves, over 12% will be widows as they enter retirement (ages 65-69).

The Florida Men's Health Network is a chapter of the Men's Health Network of Washington, DC.

Each year, the Governor, working with Menís Health Network, proclaims Menís Health Week in Washington, D.C., the week ending on Fatherís Day.

Men's Health Network's Goals:

  • Save men's lives by reducing premature mortality of men and boys
  • Foster health care education and services that encourage men of all ages to implement positive lifestyles for themselves and their families
  • Increase the physical and mental health of men so that they can live fuller and happier lives
  • Significantly reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that afflict so many men
  • Energize 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
  • Encourage women to expand on their traditional role as the family's health care leader and activist for enhancement of health care services

To join Florida Menís Health Network or to volunteer, please contact: info@menshealthnetwork.org



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