During the month of June, health care providers, partners and consumers around the country spread awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease in men. This year marks the 22-year anniversary of Men’s Health Month, led by the Men’s Health Network (MHN), and is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.
Here are some suggestions from MHN for participating in Men’s Health Month:
1. Wear blue
Patients, providers and health care partners can get involved by wearing blue clothing or accessories on June 17 for Wear Blue Friday. If that day doesn’t fit with your company’s schedule, pick another day of the month and start your own Wear Blue Day to raise awareness and funds for the health and well-being of men.
2. Attend or plan an event
Kick off Men’s Health Month by participating in or planning an awareness event. Try a mini health fair or fundraiser, or bring individuals together with a healthy activity like golf, tennis or biking. Not sure where to start? Take advantage of the ideas and planning tools available here.
3. Be social
Spread awareness of Men’s Health Month on social media by promoting images from Wear Blue Day or other events utilizing hashtags like #MensHealthMonth and #ShowUsYourBlue. Not social media savvy? Use these sample posts from MHN.