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You are invited to apply for membership on the Men's Health Network (MHN) Board of Advisors. Membership on the Board of Advisors, now over 800 strong, is limited to health professionals and key thought leaders who have distinguished themselves in one of the focus areas of MHN. With a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and over 25 foreign countries.

MHN is an educational campaign to significantly improve male health, longevity, and quality of life. This gives practitioners, clinicians, therapists, and other health care providers an excellent opportunity to highlight the services they provide for men, boys, and families (disease and awareness, work safety, therapy, dependency, suicide prevention, family counseling, etc.). MHN's structure is a "big tent" approach and anyone interested in the physical, emotional and mental health problems faced by men is encouraged to participate, either on the Board of Advisors, as a member of MHN, or as a volunteer.

MHN is dedicated to achieving the following goals:  
  • to save men's lives by reducing the premature mortality of men and boys
  • to increase the physical and mental health of men so that they can live fuller and happier lives 
  • to significantly reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that afflict so many men.
  • Energize government involvement in men's health activities so that existing government health networks can be utilized to increase the health and well being of men and boys.
  • Encourage women to expand on their traditional role as the family's health care leader and activist for enhancement of health care services.

MHN is a member of the Combined Federal Campaign: # 1 0 8 2 5

You can read an overview of MHN's goals, programs, and coalitions by clicking hereThrough these efforts, we hope to focus media attention on problems which plague men and the unfortunate effects those problems have on their loved ones, their employers, and our health care infrastructure.

To apply for the Board of Advisors, please complete the on-line application found below, or download this form, complete it, and fax or mail it to MHN.

If your application is accepted, you will join a distinguished group of professionals who are dedicated to raising the public's awareness of men's health needs. That group includes Dr. Harry P. Howitt, Lt. Colonel, USAF, Ret. and Past President, Air Force Society of Clinical Psychologists; Kenneth Goldberg, MD, Male Health Clinic (Dallas); Betty Gallo, founder of the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at CINJ; Jack Williamson, D.Min., PhD, Chief of Plans, Programs and Professional Development, Air Force Chaplains (Ret.); Anne McMurray, RN, BA, PhD, Faculty of Nursing & Health, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; Professor Rita Simon, American University; Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, Director, Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine, Howard University Cancer Center; Dr. Barry Cooney, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Health, New Mexico; Jerry Lester, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, University of Texas Medical School; Edward Bakalar, PhD, Charles University (Prague), Psychologist, Author, Lecturer; Olive Burner, PhD, RN, Col. (USAF, Ret.), former Department Chair, Nursing Administration, UCLA; and Armin Brott, Time Magazine's "Mr. Dad".  Others include specialists in such areas as family violence and depression.

This page is dedicated to Dr. Alvin Baraff, a founding member of the MHN Board of Advisors, who passed away after a short illness in October 2004 of pancreatic cancer. Al, a clinical psychologist, will be remembered as the founder in the 1970s of MenCenter in Washington, DC and the author of Men Talk, a ground breaking 1991 book about the importance of men's emotions. He was a nationally known speaker, a presenter at the National Conference on Men's Health, and appeared on numerous talk shows speaking about men's health, relationships, and domestic violence. At the time of his death, he was very excited to be working on his next book. The movement to improve men's health and wellbeing will miss his energy, his dedication, and his understanding.

Board of Advisors, Acknowledgment:
YES: I believe that an education campaign to significantly improve male health, longevity, and quality of life is needed. 
I agree that society needs to address the health care problems of men and the unfortunate effects those problems have on their loved ones, their employers, and our health care infrastructure. The media should be encouraged to focus attention on problems which plague men and which, by extension, affect the women in their lives. 
Please list me as an advisor to the Men's Health Network.
I understand that I am not obligated to participate in the day-to-day activities of the Men's Health Network and that I am simply endorsing the need for men to reach out for assistance, and encouraging them to do so.
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