June is Men's Health Month
Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions. This year, as the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that men get regular checkups and be aware of the risks for their age, ethnicity, and lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,14.9% of men aged 18 and over are in fair or poor health and Men are more likely than women to drink excessively. Excessive drinking is associated with significant risks to men’s health and safety, and the risks increase with the amount of alcohol consumed. Men are also more likely than women to take other risks (such as misusing other substances, having multiple sex partners, or not wearing a seat belt), that when combined with alcohol, further increase their risk of illness, injury or death. During Men’s Health Month, we urge men to take steps to enrich their health and wellness through proper screenings and care.
We encourage you to visit the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health during Men’s Health Month for materials, social media graphics and health resources.