GLOBAL ACTION ON MEN’S HEALTH

Full members

Australian Men’s Health Forum

The AMHF is an alliance of organisations, service providers and individual men and women, actively engaged in or interested in addressing the physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, educational, social, spiritual, sexual and relationship needs of men and boys in Australia and any other issues that impact on them. It has a focus on the social determinants of men and boys’ health and have a diverse membership that includes clinicians, researchers, members of men’s groups, and providers of health and community services to men and boys.

AMHF is a forum where different experiences and viewpoints on working with men are welcomed and discussed. Every two years, AMHF hosts the Austsralian Men’s Health Gathering, the premier men’s health event in Australia.

More information about the Australian Men’s Health Forum can be found here.

 

Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

CMHF is a national registered charity whose mission is to inspire Canadian men to live healthier lives.

CMHF envisions a nation in which men not only actively care for their health, but also in which Canadian society values the final piece of the family health puzzle.  Through a new social awareness campaign with Canadian men, CMHF seeks to motivate men and their families using health information and lifestyle programs in such a way that they can hear, absorb, and act.

CMHF has recently launched a national campaign to build awareness of men’s health issues, change attitudes and then change behaviors to improve men’s overall health. The campaign, ‘Don’t Change Much’, is built around the concept that small steps become habit, and habit becomes a healthier lifestyle. Click here for more info about Don’t Change Much.

Private donors, government grants and private corporations have provided funding for CMHF.

More information about the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation can be found here.

 

Danish Men’s Health Society

Men’s Health Society, Denmark, is a multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the field of men’s health in all its aspects.

The Society has organised Men’s Health Week in Denmark since 2003, involving more than 200 participants around the country. The Society disseminates publications and organises and participates in national and international conferences and meetings. The Society leads the Men’s Health Forum, Denmark, a body for 42 organisations from all areas of society dedicated to working for better health for men.

During 2014, the Forum received grants for around €1.4 million for the work with men’s health in Denmark including research, education for health professionals, development of male-friendly health information, and establishing Men’s Sheds to bring men together and improve their well-being.

More information about the Danish Men’s Health Society can be found here.

 

European Men’s Health Forum

EMHF was established in 2001. Originally part of the Men’s Health Forum (England and Wales), it soon became an autonomous, non-profit-making, non-governmental organisation based in Brussels.

EMHF is the only European organisation dedicated to the improvement of men’s health in all its aspects. Its vision is a future in which all men in Europe have an equal opportunity to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being.

Its mission is to improve men’s health across all countries in Europe by promoting collaboration between interested organisations and individuals on the development and application of health-related policies, research, education and prevention programmes.

EMHF is committed to gender equality, fully supports activities to improve women’s health, and opposes the re-allocation of funding from women’s to men’s health.

More information about EMHF can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Education Council/Prostate Conditions Education Council (USA)

Men’s Health Education Council was launched in 2012 and was developed in conjunction with the Prostate Conditions Education.  The goal of the Men’s Health Education Council is to advance the awareness, advocacy and education of men’s health and to help men, boys and families to take actionable steps to improve and manage their health and well being.  The collaboration will allow the organizations to expand their reach to include even more men and boys, the women who care about them, healthcare professionals, key thought leaders, and other stakeholders in men’s health.

Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) was founded in 1989, and is a non-profit organization.  A national organization committed to men’s health, PCEC is the nation’s leading resource for information on prostate health.  PCEC is dedicated to saving lives through awareness and the education of men, the women in their lives, as well as the medical community about prostate cancer prevalence, the importance of early detection, and available treatment options, as well as other men’s health issues. The Council is comprised of a consortium of leading physicians, health educators, scientists and prostate cancer advocates and aims to conduct nationwide screenings for men and perform research that will aid in the detection and treatment of prostate conditions.

Combined, PCEC and Men’s Health Education Council have a network of over 5,000 medical professionals and 25,000 patients.  Each year they host 750 events across the United States from educational seminars to awareness projects to fundraising events.

More information about Men’s Health Education Council can be found here.

More information about the Prostate Conditions Education Council can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Forum (Great Britain)

MHF is a charity that works to improve men’s health services and the health of men. Through advice, research and campaigning, MHF aims to reduce the deaths of men and boys who die too young simply because of preventable health problems.  MHF works across a number of health and related issues including cancer, workplace health, mental health and access to services and focuses particularly on those groups of men with the worst health.

In 2013,  MHF was appointed as a strategic partner of the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. MHF now works alongside government to help health providers and third sector organisations improve the health of men and boys.

More information about Men’s Health Forum (Great Britain) can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Forum in Ireland

MHFI is a diverse network of individuals and organisations, men and women, from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Forum was established in 1999 and is, primarily, structured, organised and run using the expertise, resources and enthusiasm of volunteers. However, MHFI engages a self-employed temporary worker (on a consultancy basis) to help it to achieve specific elements of its aims and objectives.

MHFI seeks to promote all aspects of the health and well being of men and boys on the island of Ireland through research, training, networking, information sharing, practical health initiatives and advocacy. Each year, MHFI co-ordinates Men’s Health Week activity in Ireland.

More information about Men’s Health Forum in Ireland can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Foundation / Stiftung Männergesundheit (Germany)

The Men’s Health Foundation was founded in 2006 as a non-profit foundation in Berlin and is the only men’s health organisation in Germany. The Foundation aims to improve men’s health through education and information, to encourage self-care by men and to strengthen research about men’s health. It encourages the improvement of targeted health promotion for men and health promotion in companies. In 2010, the Foundation published the first Men’s Health Report for Germany. The ‘Men’s Health Report: Focus on Mental Health‘ was published in 2013 and a third report, on the sexual health of men, will be published in spring 2017. The HAROW research study on the different treatment options for prostate cancer with more than 3.000 patients, was concluded in 2016; a follow-up study has been launched to monitor those patients for five more years.

More information about the Men’s Health Foundation can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Network (USA)

Men’s Health Network is a non-profit educational organization whose goal is to improve significantly men’s health, longevity, and quality of life.  MHN reaches men, boys and their families where they live, work, play and pray. MHN’s goals are achieved with awareness campaigns, data collection, surveys, symposia, and collaborative projects with a network of community health partners. MHN conducts awareness and screening campaigns in workplaces, public venues, and conferences, and promotes awareness periods such as Men’s Health Month in June and International Men’s Health Week (leading up to Father’s Day). MHN has a presence in every US state and over 30 countries.

More information about MHN can be found here.

 

Men’s Health Trust (New Zealand)

The Men’s Health Trust NZ is a registered charity which has been in action since 2007 promoting good health for the men of New Zealand. The Trust wants all men to make good health choices, to take action to live healthier every day, and to have easy access to health information that relates directly to them. It wants to reduce illness and disease caused by being overweight and making poor diet choices. It wants to save men from dying of illnesses that could have been cured if they had taken action sooner.

The Trust provides health information for men, connects men with support agencies, funds men’s health scholarships, runs workplace health talks, and creates inspiring health campaigns. It works collaboratively with other health organisations to provide the best information available.

More information about the Men’s Health Trust can be found here.

 

Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health.

These funds deliver breakthrough research and support services to allow men to live longer, healthier lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising AUD $580 million and funding over 850 programmes through impact investments, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

The Foundation runs awareness and fundraising activities year-round, with the annual Movember campaign in November being globally recognised for its fun and innovative approach to raising money and getting men to take action for their health. During Movember, men are challenged to grow a moustache or to make a commitment to get active and MOVE, both of which are about real action for health and are done to spark conversation and raise vital funds and awareness.

The Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

More information on Movember can be found here.

 

Promundo

Promundo works to promote gender equality and create a world free from violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Promundo believes that working with men and boys to transform harmful gender norms and unequal power dynamics is a critical part of the solution to achieve gender equality. For the empowerment of women and girls to continue advancing, men and boys must see themselves as allies in the process. Men and boys also benefit when harmful norms are challenged. The organisation’s research, programmes, and advocacy efforts show that promoting healthy masculinity (or positive notions of ‘what it means to be a man’) and femininity (or ‘what is means to be a woman’) leads to improvements in men’s own lives, and in the lives of women and girls.

Promundo’s programmes strive to create change at multiple levels: in addition to working with individual men and women, it uses campaigns and local activism to build community support, and advocate with institutions and governments to adopt policies and scale up programmes that reinforce personal and social change.

More information about Promundo can be found here.

 

Sonke Gender Justice (South Africa)

Established in 2006, Sonke Gender Justice works in South Africa’s nine provinces, with offices based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge, in nearly 20 countries across Africa, and plays an important role in global advocacy through partnerships with many international NGOs and UN agencies. Sonke’s mission is to work across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS so that women, men and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke’s work has been featured as an example of global best practice by many UN agencies, including the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, UNDP, and by key women’s rights organisations such as the International Women’s Health Coalition and Action AID. Sonke focuses on rights, action and accountability as its key strategies to achieve its goals: rights, to raise awareness of people’s rights and ensure that they are able to articulate these rights; action, to provide support and tools to individuals, institutions, organisations and communities, enabling them to put their knowledge into action for the enforcement of rights; accountability, to support efforts to monitor, track and research the outcomes of community actions, the implementation of national and international laws and policies, and powerful institutions’ commitments.

More information about Sonke can be found here.