Midwestern States Celebrate Men’s Health in June

June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Week Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2019, Mayors of the following cities in the Midwestern region of the United States have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

From Illinois:
Mayor Tari Renner of Bloomington, IL
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, IL
Mayor Bob O’Dekirk of Joliet, IL

From Indiana:
Mayor James Brainard of Carmel, IN
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, IN
Mayor Mike Moore of Jeffersonville, IN
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN

From Iowa:
Mayor Matt Walsh of Council Bluffs, IA
Mayor Bob Scott of Sioux City, IA

From Kansas:
Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita, KS

From Michigan:
Mayor Mark Behnke of Battle Creek, MI
Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit, MI
Mayor Massey of Farmington Hills, MI
Mayor Bobby Hopewell of Kalamazoo, MI
Mayor Bryan Barnett of Rochester Hills, MI
Mayor Dennis Browning of Saginaw, MI
Mayor James Fouts of Warren, MI
Chairman Donald Shalifoe
of the Keweenaw BayTribal Community

From Missouri:
Mayor Carrie Tergin of Jefferson City, MO
Mayor Bill Baird of Lee’s Summit, MO
Mayor Bill Hennessy of O’Fallon, MO
Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, MO

From Nebraska:
Mayor Scott Getzschman of Fremont, NE

From North Dakota:
Mayor Tim Mahoney of Fargo, ND

From Ohio:
Mayor Dan Horrigan of Akron, OH
Mayor Thomas Bernabei of Canton, OH
Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland, OH
Mayor Tito Brown of Youngstown, OH

From Wisconsin:
Mayor Timothy Hanna of Appleton, WI
Mayor James Schmitt of Green Bay, WI
Mayor Tim Kabat of La Crosse, WI
Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, WI
Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, WI

The importance of this effort was also highlighted by a statement from the White House.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from every state be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network, “communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 15, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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