Men’s Health Month
June is nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the two highest causes of death in men are heart disease (24.5%) and cancer (23.4%). Men tend to get in to a pattern of reactive care. Statistics show that young men don’t practice proactive health care near as much as their female counterparts. While preventative health screenings won’t eliminate the risk factor completely, regular preventative health screenings will lower the risks exponentially. This June, celebrate Men’s Health Month by encouraging others to put their health first and get a annual health screening.
The Healthy State Committee will be celebrating Men’s Health Month on all six campuses during the month of June. For more information, please check out the event calendar.
Students interested in becoming a Peer Health Educator or Graduate Assistant for Student Health Promotion should contact our health educator at 404-413-1577, or at [email protected].
Additional Men’s Health Resources