International Men’s Health Week 2020

Written by Eric Ulchakere

June 15, 2020

At Apportis we are a custom telemedicine company based out of Dublin, Ohio. We take great pride in serving others a software platform that serves their needs. International Men’s Health Week 2020 is June 15-21.

Led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from six leading men’s health organizations around the world met at the 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002 and resolved to work together to launch International Men’s Health Week (IMHW). The goal is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. Men for the sake of your families we want to ENCOURAGE you to take care or your mental, physical and spiritual health. If you NEED HELP in any area please GET HELP & GET HELP NOW.

This past week in Washington, D. C. The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus in partnership with Men’s Health Network joined a coalition of representatives from leading health, advocacy, and government organizations to hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss health outcomes for men and women. Full article: www.menshealthnetwork.org/Male-Life-Expectancy

Some highlights are:

  • Despite Years of Progress, Male Life Expectancy Declines for the 3rd Year, Increase of Suicide and Drug Overdose to Blame
  • While heart disease and cancer continue to be the main causes of death for men and women in the U.S., young men, in particular, have seen an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug-overdose, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some 66.4 percent of drug overdoses in 2016 were due to opioids; men are more likely to die of an overdose than women.
  • “Life expectancy at birth has been decreasing since 2014 [among males],” said Renee Gindi, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. “We’ve seen significant increases in homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries …We’re seeing death from all causes increase [in younger age groups]. We’ve seen substantial decreases in the life expectancy of men.”

Please use #MensHealthWeek to raise awareness on social media!

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