Men’s Health Network

Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

 

The Latest

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Men's Health

    See how you can help and donate to the campaign

  • My Prostate Cancer Coach

    Because every man is different and every cancer is unique, it is important to find out the risk group for your individual cancer.

  • Know Your Cancer

    Are you or a loved one newly diagnosed with prostate cancer? Empower yourself with the information you need to make the right treatment decision. 

  • Fibromyalgia Caregiver Toolkit

    Being a caregiver isn’t always easy. Each day can throw new challenges your way. With that in mind we’ve designed this toolkit to provide insight, tips and tools for the male caregivers of patients with fibromyalgia.

  • National Men’s Health Week

    Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. This week heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys

  • A new survey that we developed in partnership with Chattem, Inc., the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi, shows that 90% of men in the U.S. want to take charge of their own health. The survey results also indicate the significance of sexual health to men today, with nearly 1 in 3 men (30%) saying sexual health is one of the most important elements of their overall health and wellness. This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll and its results were shared in recognition of International Men's Day, which takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

  • An ongoing series of top-level discussions on the health and wellbeing of boys and men across the lifespan. The Dialogue on Men’s Health provides structure and coordination for efforts to find common ground and synergy among healthcare professionals, patient groups, community organizations, private corporations, and government agencies as they address the unique challenges that confront men, boys, and their families.

    Read the Framework for Advancing the Overall Health and Wellness of America’s Boys and Men here.

    Read A Vision for Wellness and Health Equity for American Indian and Alaska Native Boys and Men here.

  • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's efforts in improving men's health have been recognized and honored with the “Outstanding Political Leadership in Men’s Health Award" by the American Public Health Association: Men's Health Caucus.

  • WASHINGTON — Men’s Health Network (MHN) is asking members of Congress to support President Trump’s call for nationwide family leave in comments he made during last night’s State of the Union address. MHN is hopeful that Congress will support inclusive legislation and policy that also recognizes the vital role that fathers play in the family structure.

    During the Feb. 5 address, President Trump said the following:

    "I am also proud to be the first president to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave — so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child.”

    A father’s ability to bond with a newborn has a profound impact on the child’s life improving school performance, mental health outcomes, and reducing the likeliness of drug and alcohol abuse.

    “The role that fathers play in a young child’s life cannot be overstated. Like mothers, fathers need time to bond with their newborns. A child’s physical and mental development is boosted when their father is present from the start,” said Ana Fadich, VP of MHN. “We are encouraged by President’s Trump renewing his call for family leave and urge Congress to support policies that help families and support healthy communities.”

    President Trump has previously called for six weeks of paid family. The U.S. remains one of the few developed countries without a national family leave policy.

    “By proposing ‘family leave’—as opposed to ‘maternity leave’—President Trump has taken an important step toward recognizing the unique and vital role that fathers play in their children’s lives and the many ways dads contribute to their children’s development,” said Armin Brott, an MHN advisor and author of The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year. “For example, children with actively involved fathers are more successful in and out of school, have fewer mental health problems, and are less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol or to become teen parents.”

  • In response to recent media discussions on masculinity, Men's Health Network recommends that organizations, corporations, and media join us in promoting positive masculinity and taking a more balanced approach.

    Men’s Health Network supports a productive dialogue on masculinity and what it means to be a man. We also recognize that during this dialogue, and in programs intended to promote positive masculinity, it is important not to paint boys and men with broad strokes that tend to depreciate the entire gender because of the inappropriate behavior of some individual or group.

    We firmly believe that masculinity is not inherently toxic and remains a core component of manhood.

    We see companies like Amazon, Gillette, Nike, etc as cultural influencers who play a significant role in shaping society’s perspectives and driving positive or negative rhetoric and debate. There are many positive commercial advertisements and public commentary which highlight the important and valuable role men play as family members, fathers, husbands, partners and part of our communities and our nation. Examples include the Amazon Echo Dot TV Commercial, 'Dad's Favorite Song' and Amazon Echo TV’s commercial, 'Dad's Day'.

    Health ads that portray men as engaged and involved in the care of their families and media focus on male volunteerism and contributions to the community are also noteworthy. MHN is pleased to see the number of such commercial placements and stories increasing in the past several years, but there is a great deal of room to grow. Portraying men, and boys, in these positive roles helps present positive images to future generations.

    All men should strive to be their best and to help their fellow men and boys, be their best. It all starts from within.

  • Washington, DC (October 26, 2018) — Men’s Health Network has issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding changes to the Medicare Part B program: 
     
    “Protecting access to life-saving therapies and treatment options for patients must remain a priority in healthcare reform. Unfortunately, the recently announced proposal seeks to alter drug reimbursements for physicians and insert bureaucratic middlemen into the treatment process. These harmful proposed changes to Medicare Part B value price cuts over patient needs, and restrict access to a range of medicines and therapies. We believe the Administration’s proposal may negatively affect patients reliant on Part B and prevent physicians from providing patients with the quality care they deserve.”
 

Events Tabs

  • Prostate Cancer Today Conference

    This conference (our 3rd since 2017) will address these questions and many more. Every cancer, every patient, and every caregiver are different. Bring your individual questions and let us help you find practical, meaningful answers.

    Cohen Center (FL Gulf Coast University)

    Parking Lot Five FGCU Lake Pkwy W

    Fort Myers, FL 33965

    Click here to register.

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