The Men’s Health Caucus is announcing that you may now submit abstracts for the 2012 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Visit http://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/mhc.htm to view topics and submit abstracts. Please feel free to share this information with other public health professionals who may be interested. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 7 2012.

If you have questions please contact our Program Planner, Ana Fadich by email at HealthyFamilies@menshealthnetwork.org

At the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting the Men’s Health Caucus was pleased to announce the debut of the 2011-2012 Men’s Health National Policy Agenda. This is a first of it’s kind document in the United States. This document highlights the key vision, principles, goals and priorities of the MHC, and stands as the policy standard for improving the health and well?being of men and boys in our country. We encourage you to share this agenda with your colleagues, leadership at your respective organizations, as well as your elected officials. This is a living document that will be updated as new national issues arise.

Please click here to download the 2011-2012 Men’s Health National Policy Agenda.

You can also view a public service announcement about the agenda here.

The New York Times recently published an article titled Men in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do highlighting the way in which men experience grief and how they go about seeking help during that time.

Our own Men’s Health Caucus chairman-elect, Sal Giorgianni wrote a letter to the editor in reply to story which was recently published as well. The text of his letter can be found below:

Providing health care communications and services in a manner consistent with the sociocultural underpinnings of men and boys is of paramount importance in both connecting with patients and motivating them to take care of themselves when the doctor is not looking.The American Public Health Association has recognized the need to explore ways to better provide boys and men with education and services that will address the unique problems they face and do so in a way that is gender- and life-cycle appropriate. Articles like this one help underscore just how important it is to do this.

Salvatore J. Georgianni
Fort Myers, Fla.

The writer is chairman-elect of the Men’s Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association and a science adviser to the Men’s Health Network.

We are happy to announce the Men’s Health Caucus hosted events for the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. We will be hosting the following sessions, full information, including room numbers will be listed in your full annual meeting schedule:

  • Oral Scientific Session: Affordable Care Act and Male Health: Achieving a National Policy Agenda
    Monday, October 31, 2011
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Oral Scientific Session: Community Health Initiatives for Successful Communication to Men
    Monday, October 31, 2011
    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Poster Session (10 slots)
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Oral Scientific Session: Male Health Disparities and the Family Impact
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Business Meeting
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Call for Abstracts – 2011 APHA Meeting

On January 14th, 2011, posted in: News by

The calls for abstract for the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 29 – November 2, in Washington, DC , have been posted.

Check out all of the Men’s Health Caucus calls for abstract at http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/mhc.htm.

We would like to call special attention to a joint session being hosted with the Maternal and Child Health Section. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1.) Male involvement in family planning 2.) Family planning programs for young men 3.) Innovative outreach methods for delivering services to men 4.) Preconception health for men 5.) Fatherhood programs 6.) Environmental factors and their effects on men’s sexual and reproductive health 7.) Policy advocacy for paternal family/medical leave 8.) Health promotion programs for homeless men 9.) Chronic disease prevention programs for men. Learn more at  http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/mch.htm.