Mayors Martinez, Parker, Cluck, and Johnson Declare June 15-21, 2015 as Men’s Health Week in Brownsville, Houston, Arlington, and Port Neches

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/22/2015, 12:40 p.m.
Mayors Martinez, Parker, Cluck,and Johnson joined the cause of promoting healthy families by issuing proclamations designating the week leading up ...
Mayor Annise Parker

“The goal of this month [June] is to educate and inform men and their families about the various health problems that are afflicting men and impacting the family unit. We thank Mayors Martinez, Parker, Cluck, and Johnson for helping raise awareness for men’s health issues by declaring June 15-21 Men’s Health Week in the Cities of Brownsville, Houston, Arlington, and Port Neches” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, MHN Vice President. “In recognition of Father’s Day we encourage men to make a doctor’s appointment and be a healthy role model for their children.”

The centerpiece of Men’s Health Month is National Men’s Health Week, a special awareness period passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994, now recognized internationally. This year, National Men’s Health Week starts on June 15, and ends on Father’s Day, June 21.

Men’s Health Week is organized by Men's Health Network (MHN), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork.