SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

End the Silence. Wear BLUE to Make Men Aware!

June 13 – 19, 2022, choose a day and Wear BLUE to bring awareness to the importance of staying healthy.

There is an ongoing, increasing and predominately SILENT crisis in the health and well-being of men. Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and culturally induced behavior patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well-being are deteriorating steadily. Society is being dramatically affected both at home and in the workplace because men are living approximately 5 years less than women.

At UHSM, we care about the overall mental, physical, and spiritual health of our members, which includes preventative care.

End the Silence and remind men to stay healthy.

Men’s Health Facts 

The Silent Health Crisis

There is a silent health crisis in America…it’s that fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”
Dr. David Gremillion
Men’s Health Network

Causes of Death

Men die at higher rates than women from 9 of the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. (BLS)

Prostate Cancer Risk

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in ther lifetime.

Depression & Suicide

Depression in men is undiagnosed, contributing to the fact that men are 4 x as likely to commit suicide

Prevention

Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual
examinations and preventive services than men. (CDC 2001)

Men’s Health Week

Whether it is your friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue.

Men live sicker and die younger. Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.

Men’s health awareness can mean many different things.

It means raising awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices, making regular annual visits to the doctor, getting educated on heart disease or diabetes, starting general health conversations with their male friends, and much more.

Read more about Wear BLUE here.

Wear BLUE is sponsored by Men’s Health Network. Men’s Health Network is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families with health awareness messages where they live, work, pray, and play.

Men’s Health Week Activities

1) Make an appointment
One of the best ways to celebrate Men’s Health Week is to make an appointment you’ve been putting off!

2) Head to the gym
Use Men’s Health Week to get yourself moving!

3) Wear a blue ribbon
The blue ribbon is the symboel for Men’s Health, and wearing one this week will show your commitmet to the cause.

More Information from UHSM

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With a presence in every state and 30 countries, Men’s Health Network is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns. We strive to reach all men, boys and families through our variety of culturally sensitive education materials and qualified speakers.

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