The Men’s Health Caucus (MHC) concluded a fantastic presence at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This year the MHC featured over 29 men’s health research presentations at 6 scientific sessions and a poster session, covering topics from fatherhood to HPV in boys to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on men’s health.
Ana Fadich, MPH, Program Planner for the Caucus shared, “With over 85 research abstracts submitted, representing the work of over 350 researchers, it was hard to narrow down which of the quality submissions to choose to present at this year’s meeting. I am so pleased with the quality and outcome of this year’s presentations and think we have set the stage for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston whose theme is Think Global Act Local.”
Outgoing Chair of the MHC, Scott Williams, MPA, stated, “With standing room only at most of our scientific sessions, it is evident that the disparities of the health of men and boys in our country is becoming a priority for more public health experts.”
The MHC was also had the opportunity to partner with the Women’s Health Caucus to host a joint session titled, “Are women from Venus and men from Mars when it comes to delivering effective health messages?” The session examined how best to develop health and wellness communications outreach, keeping in mind, the different needs and preferences of women and men.
Incoming Chair of the Caucus Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD observed, “I am privileged to lead the Men’s Health Caucus for the next two years and look forward to continuing the growth and success that we have already set in motion in our two year existence.”