It is time for an Office of Men’s Health because preventable male death and illness is decreasing the quality of life for everyone.
Second, boys and men in America live shorter, sicker lives than girls and women, dying at younger ages and in larger numbers from nine of the top 10 causes of death.
As bad as this is for males in general, men of some minority groups with preexisting conditions, and socioeconomically disadvantaged men, have even higher rates of disease and death.
Men’s Health Network (MHN) and the National Black Men’s Health Network, the oldest and largest not-for-profit advocacy and education organizations in the world focusing on the wellbeing and health of boys, men, and their families, believe that the most efficient way to effect this type of change is for Congress to create an Office of Men’s Health within HHS.
The Office of Men’s Health would coordinate national initiatives and existing government programs, and allocate resources to address the health disparities seen in boys and men.