If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help, also if you’re showing signs and/or symptoms of anything out of the ordinary, seek professional help from a medical team as soon as possible.
Men’s Health Snapshot
- According to a 2022 survey, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander men were less likely to experience good communication with their doctor than men from other racial and/or ethnic backgrounds.
- In 2021, American Indian/Alaska Native men had a 47 percent higher incidence of death than non-Hispanic white men; Black men had a 26 percent higher incidence of death.
- According to one survey , 49 percent of Hispanic/Latino men have difficulty understanding the process of getting medical care.
Men’s Health 2023
Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions.
In general, men in the U.S. are expected to live nearly six years less than women, and non-Hispanic Black and American Indian/Alaska Native men have a lower life expectancy than non-Hispanic white men. Many diseases that disproportionately impact men, like heart disease and cancer, are preventable through regular doctor’s visits and healthy lifestyle choices. However, one survey found that 63 percent of men of color report not getting regular health screenings. Men are also more likely to have lower health literacy levels than women, meaning they may struggle to find, understand, and use information and services required to make informed decisions about their health.
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is committed to advancing Better Health Through Better Understanding for racial and ethnic minority boys and men by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources.
Learn more about the Better Health Through Better Understanding theme, which focuses on increasing health literacy, providing culturally competent care, and improving access to health care information for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) by visiting OMH’s National Minority Health Month page.
Get Involved in Men’s Health Month
There are many ways that we can get involved for men’s health month worldwide and there are some resources that can assist us to partake in this event to let men know that they’re not alone.
Celebrate Men’s Health Month by sharing these messages and graphics.
Download the OMH Knowledge Center’s suggested reading list focused on minority men’s health.
Download the OMH Men’s Health Month infographic to learn more about health disparities impacting men.