June is Men’s Health Month

Jun 28, 2024

During the month of June, we would like to raise awareness and promote healthy habits for men’s physical, mental and emotional health. On average, men in the United States die an average of 5 years earlier than women and are at higher risk for many serious diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer and HIV.

Men are also susceptible to unique health problems that don’t affect women, like prostate cancer. About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Although all men are at a risk for prostate cancer, Black men are at higher risk. They are about twice as likely to get and die from prostate cancer than white men. To address these disparities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) men through its theme, Be the Source for Better Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Our Cultures, Communities, and Connections.

Telligen is also proud to offer our own suite of health equity solutions to identify and eliminate healthcare disparities to improve health for all. Learn more at Telligen.com/health-equity.