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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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Celebrating 20 Years of National Men's Health Week

June 9-15 was National Men's Health Week, coordinated by the Men's Health Network and celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father's Day.
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Why Men Should be Prepared for Disasters

Personal consideration and preparation for emergencies leads to a more confident and content state of mind. Having a plan for the critical actions during an emergency improves the chance that such individuals will escape harm.
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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.
Meet Our Members

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).”

Policy Agenda of the Men’s Health Caucus
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