Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country—with screenings, health fairs, media appearances and other health education and outreach activities—to encourage everyone to focus on the health of men, boys and their families.
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. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.
How can you help? Participate in Wear Blue Day—the Friday before father’s day, which this year is June 15. Wear Blue Day is celebrated by private corporations, government agencies, sports teams and individuals to show their concern for the health and wellbeing of boys and men.
For other ideas, go to the Men’s Health Month web page.