Tennessee Men’s Health Network
The goal of Tennessee Men’s Health Network is to improve the health and wellbeing of men and their families across the state.
Tennessee Men’s Health Facts:
- Women live 6.8 years longer than men.
- The mortality rate from prostate cancer is almost 10% higher than the national average.
- What does this mean for spouses and families? In Tennessee, among women married to men the same age as themselves, over 16% will be widows as they enter retirement (ages 65-69).
The Tennessee 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 Tennessee, the week ending on Father’s Day.
You can read the Tennessee Men’s Health Network Annual Report by clicking here.
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