Thursday, June 1, 2017

Join HHS OMH in Observance of Men’s Health Month

During June, the Office of Minority Health of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OMH) invites you to join the observance of Men’s Health Month and the efforts to encourage men and boys to take steps to live healthier.

On average, men in the U.S. die five and a half years earlier than women and die at higher rates from 9 of the top 10 leading causes of death. This Men’s Health Month, OMH will encourage men to take important steps to improve their health, such as eating healthy food, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular checkups and taking care of their mental health. 

OMH also invites you to join @MinorityHealth for a #MensHealthMonth Twitter Chat at 1-2 PM EDT on June 6.  The chat is co-hosted by SaludToday, the Men’s Health Network, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Follow the conversation with the hashtags #SaludTues #MensHealthMonth.

And on Friday, June 16, during Wear Blue Day, everyone can give a boost to men’s health by taking a photo of you and your friends, family or coworkers wearing blue and posting the photo on social media, using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag.
For more information about Men’s Health Month, click here.

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