goal of Massachusetts Men's Health Network is to
improve the health and wellbeing of men and their
families across the state.
Menís Health Facts:
- Women live 5
years longer than men.
- This year
5,700 new cases of prostate cancer will be
among men in Massachusetts.
- 740 men will
die from prostate cancer this year.
- What does this
mean for spouses and families? In Massachusetts,
among women married to men the same age as
themselves, almost 16% will be widows as they
enter retirement (ages 65-69).
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.
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
reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that
afflict so many men
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 Massachusetts Menís Health Network or to
volunteer, please contact: