Men’s Health Network and the Prostate Conditions Educational Council have announced the launch of a new partnership — Men’s Health Alliance. The partnership aims to improve the health and well-being of men, boys and their families with the goal of advancing awareness, advocacy and education of men’s health.
As the two groups join forces they will feature complementary efforts including programs centered around sporting events, workplaces and the faith-based community. The Alliance can be found at healthiermales.org.
On average men live five years less than their female counterparts and are far less likely to make preventive health visits. Over 240,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and over 28,000 men will die from the disease.
The Denver-based Prostate Conditions Education Council has the largest prostate cancer screening program in the U.S. and the organization hosts a series of 5k races and other awareness events throughout the year.