Our Men’s Health Editor, Jermane Bond, PhD

 

Our Men’s Health Editor, Jermane Bond, PhD: In Office of Minority Health – National Partnership for Action Blog 6/18/12
A June Agenda: Improving the Health of Men, Fathers and Families
Senior Advisor and Editor, Health Power for Minorities, LLC, and Research Associate in the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.

The month of June holds a special place in my heart. Not only my Wedding Anniversary, the first day of summer and “Juneteenth” (June 19th), which commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement, but most importantly, June is Men’s Health Month. The idea of Men’s Health Month is to enhance the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys, men and fathers. This month gives health care providers, policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular health guidance and early treatment for disease and injury, more.