Improve your health and extend your life with regular health check-ups and screenings.
June is National Men’s Health Month, the time of year when family members show appreciation to the men in our lives. So what do you get the guy who has everything? How about the gift of health?
Men! Get in your optimal health zone!
Father’s Day marks the end of Men’s Health Week and the celebration of June as Men’s Health Month. These important observances are designed to remind men to take some time to consider their own health. Many health problems are preventable, and personal action is key to early detection and treatment of these conditions among men and boys.
- Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.
- In 1920, women lived on average one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women.
- Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.
- Depression is more likely to be undiagnosed in men, contributing to the fact that men are four times as likely to commit suicid
Take responsibility for taking care of your health by following these Checkup and Screening Guidelines for Men and Women. Regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings can improve your health and prevent premature death and disability.
Make sure your sons get regular checkups with your family health care provider. The Ventura County Public Health Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) provides information about free periodic CHDP health checkups for eligible children and teens.
Check our Events Calendar for activities, classes and events to learn healthy eating practices, ways to become more active and personal health management skills.
Learn more about Men’s Health Month, Men’s Health Week and initiatives to involve men and women in positive lifestyles for themselves and their families at www.menshealthmonth.org and www.menshealthnetwork.org.
Your health and wellness influences your whole family. It affects the well-being of your wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons. Enhance your life and that of your family with healthy eating, active living and regular health checkups and screenings.