Illinois Men's Health Network
The goal of Illinois Men's Health Network is to improve the health and wellbeing of men and their families across the state.
Illinois Men’s Health Facts:
- Women live over 5 years longer than men.
- This year 9,930 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
among men in Illinois.
- 1,290 men will die from prostate cancer this year.
- What does this mean for spouses and families? In Illinois, among women married to men the same age as themselves, over 16% will be widows as they enter retirement (ages 65-69).
The Illinois Men's Health Network is a chapter of the Men's Health Network of Washington, DC.
Each year, the Governor, working with Men’s Health Network, proclaims Men’s Health Week in Washington, D.C., the week ending on Father’s Day.
Men's Health Network's Goals:
- Save men's lives by reducing premature mortality of men and boys
- Foster health care education and services that encourage men of all ages to implement positive lifestyles for themselves and their families
- Increase the physical and mental health of men so that they can live fuller and happier lives
- 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
To join Illinois Men’s Health Network or to volunteer, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org