Founded in 1992, Menís Health Network (MHN) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit educational organization composed of physicians, researchers, public health workers and other health professionals. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men through education campaigns, partnerships with retailers, other private entities, workplace health programs, data collection, and health care providers to offer better programs and funding on men's health needs.

There is 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 menís work and personal lives, men's health and well-being are deteriorating steadily.

MHN's Goals

  • To save men's lives by reducing the premature mortality of men and boys
  • To increase the physical and mental health of men so that they can live fuller and happier lives
  • To significantly reduce the cycles of violence and addiction that afflict so many men
  • Energize government involvement in men's health activities so that existing government health networks can be utilized to increase the health and well being of men and boys
  • Encourage women to expand on their traditional role as the family's health care leader and activist for enhancement of health care services

MHN's Strategies

  • National educational campaigns to promote public and media awareness of men's health issues and to disseminate vital information on how to prevent disease, violence and addiction

  • Comprehensive public and retail screening and awareness programs that serve to make men aware of their health care needs and the importance of tending to those needs
  • Develop a data collection system that allows MHN to act as a national clearinghouse for information about menís health issues
  • Provide and maintain an ongoing network of health care providers and services that deal with men's health issues, combined with providing a telephone and mail referral service enabling MHN effectively to guide men and boys to the physical and psychological help they need
  • Work actively with health care providers and agencies to support better government programs on men's health issues and to spotlight the need for adequate funding of research and education on men's health needs

To contact Men's Health Network:

202-543-MHN-1 (6461) x 101
Fax: 202-543-2727

Men's Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013