Group of 9 women and 5 men wearing blue to support Men's Health Week June 10-16, 2013.

We Wear Blue: Region I Staff Support Men’s Health Week June 10th-16th

Why do we need to support men to seek medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury? Today, men are suffering higher death rates in 9 of the top 10 causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and unintentional injuries. Health issues like these dramatically affect our nation’s wellbeing both at home and in the workplace. A quick look at some of men’s health facts shows an ongoing, increasing and predominantly silent crisis in the health and well-being of men. Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and culturally induced behavior patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well-being are deteriorating steadily. 

  • On average, men live 5 years less than women
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer and approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease this year
  • Men die at higher rates from 9 of the top 10 causes of death
  • Men make up over 92% of workplace deaths.

Fortunately, we all have the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of our fathers, brothers, sons, husbands, partners, and coworkers. For resources, tips, information and inspiration about spreading awareness about Men's Health Month, go to: http://www.menshealthmonth.org/

Wear Blue to let men know we care.

Wear Blue to remind men of the importance of staying healthy.