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Consumer Health Minute: Men’s Health

Posted by on June 3rd, 2020 Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances
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Father’s Day is June 21 and many will be celebrating the fathers and sons in their families. June is also Men’s Health Month and is a great time to highlight the importance of health and wellness of the men in your community.

Men tend to put off preventative health measures such as regular check-ups as well as checking in with a health professional for medical care. The CDC states that men live an average of 5 years less than women. Your library or organization can promote men’s health for all ages with simple social media messages, highlighting web resources, wearing blue, and more.

  • The NNLM provides an electronic bulletin slide as well as a program kit with resources and program ideas.
  • The Office of Minority Health also provides social media tools as well as information about Wear Blue Day (June 19).
  • Refer your patrons to the MedlinePlus health topic page, Men’s Health, for information and tips to stay healthy.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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