Key Men’s Health Issues for National Men’s Health Month and All Year

Image previewBy  Norma  J. Goodwin, M.D., Founder and President, Health Power

Because men have been breadwinners, protectors, soldiers, fathers and husbands for centuries, they have been taught to be strong and firm, thus withstanding pain and images of weakness. This has led to a culture of their ignoring their own health and well-being in the name of manhood.

For men of color, the following situations often exist:

(a) They are less likely than women to request and receive health information, preventive health services, and medical care.

 (b) Their health status and their health care is generally worse than that of White men and boys;

 (c) They are more likely to be members of low income families and communities;

 (d) They have not given, nor received, adequate focus on reproductive life planning, which contributes to many unplanned pregnancies, and single parent and fatherless homes, especially in low income communities.

Our website’s Men’s Health Channel provides information on key men’s health issues including:
Because we know that “Men’s Health is Power”, we are committed to having our National Minority Health Communication Network give special attention to improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of men of color.

Every June, the nation gives special recognition to, and celebrates National Caribbean Heritage Month for the many contributions made by diverse, capable and dynamic Caribbean Americans made at every level of U.S. society.
 
Visit our website’s Caribbean Circuit, which contains a variety of interesting and useful information including:
 
–  Our 2013 “Salute to the Honorable Lamuel Stanislaus, DDS, Former UN Ambassador for Grenada

Remember our motto: Knowledge + Action = Power!

 

Norma J. Goodwin, MD
Founder, President & CEO
njgoodwin@healthpowerforminorities.com
Health Power for Minorities (Health Power)
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