June is Men's Health Month. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has issued a proclamation as have mayors across the country.
They are trying to get men to take control of their health by making appointments and keeping up to date on screenings.
This year also marks the 24th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month.
The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.
The CDC says women are 100 percent more likely to visit thier doctor for annual exams and prevantive care.
Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
Ana Fadich is the Vice President of the men's health network, a non profit dedicated to helping men.
For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com
Listen to the quick interview below with the Vice President of The Men's Health Network, Ana Fadich.
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