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Men's Health Network (MHN) is a non-profit educational organization of physicians, researchers, public health workers, other health professionals and individuals. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men, boys, and their families through education campaigns, data collection, surveys, toll-free hotlines, and work with health care providers.

Men’s Health Network is known as a leading authority on men’s health, with a Board of Advisors totaling over 800 physicians and key thought leaders from around the world including Dr. Robert Tan, Dr. Peter Rumm, Dr. S. J. Giorgianni, Dr. Ken Goldberg, Dr. James Sniechowski, and Dr. Judith Sherven. With a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and 30 foreign countries.

MHN conducts screenings in the workplace and at public venues, sponsors conferences and symposia, and promotes awareness periods such as Men's Health Month and National Men’s Health Week.

MHN is based in the United States of America and is incorporated in the District of Columbia.

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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.
  • Significantly reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that afflict so many men.
  • Energize 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.

Strategy

MHN employs a broad strategy to work towards the above goals:

  • National educational campaigns to promote public and media awareness of men's health issues and to disseminate vital information on how to prevent disease, violence and addiction.
  • Comprehensive public and retail screening and awareness programs that serve to make men aware of their health care needs and the importance of tending to those needs.
  • Development a data collection system that allows MHN to act as a national clearinghouse for information about men's health issues.
  • Providing and maintaining an ongoing network of health care providers and services that deal with men's health issues, combined with providing a telephone and mail referral service enabling MHN effectively to guide men and boys to the physical and psychological help they need.
  • Working actively with health care providers and agencies to support better government programs on men's health issues and to spotlight the need for adequate funding of research and education on men's health needs.

Networks

MHN has a presence in every US state, with a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners. In 1994, MHN provided the impetus for Men's Health Week in the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, typical events include educational lectures by sports figures, free health screenings, and health fairs. The organization also offers health information online through digital libraries, directories, free screening calendars, and websites such as www.checkmensfacts.com and as over the phone through Men’s Healthline.

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