2014 Abstract Submission Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to Men’s Health Caucus. We received 110 abstracts and are currently in the review process. Stay tuned for early June when announcements will be made by APHA regarding acceptance.
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Fatherhood as a Public Health Priority Conference

The APHA pre-conference session is an opportunity to prioritize the importance of fatherhood in health, and discuss how local communities are empowering fathers and changing parenting approaches through multisector approaches.
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Join the Men's Health Caucus Today

The Men’s Health Caucus was established in February 2010 by the Board of APHA to foster a better understanding of how to define and meet the health and wellness needs of men and boys.
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Men’s Health Caucus is to bring together academic, federal, state and local health departments, private and non-profit organizations with a common interest in improving the health and well-being of men, boys and their families.
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Member Spotlight

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds: nonprofit, academic, government, health policy and more. Each month we highlight the outstanding work of the members of our caucus.

Why create a Men’s Health Caucus?

  • American men on average are living about 5 years less than our female counterparts.
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • Men die at a higher percentage from 9 out the 10 top causes of death
  • Men are victims of over 92% of the workplace deaths in our nation.
  • CDC report: Women are 100% more likely than men to seek preventative care.
  • U.S. Administration on Aging report (2001), “More than half of elderly widows now living in poverty were not poor before the death of their husbands.”
  • 2000 Census Bureau report, “For women who marry men approximately their own age; over 14% are widows as they retire (age 65-69).”

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