GLOBAL ACTION ON MEN’S HEALTH

Joining GAMH

GAMH WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

GAMH is a worldwide membership-based network of organisations with an active interest in closing the health inequities between the genders and enhancing and promoting the health of men and boys.

The network was established in 2013 by eight organisations and was publicly launched during International Men’s Health Week in June 2014. Membership is now open to other organisations and individuals who want to become involved in this important new initiative.

A wider membership will make GAMH more truly representative of the global men’s health movement and increase its credibility and profile with policymakers, funders and other organisations. Members will also bring to GAMH a broader range of knowledge, insight and skills that will improve the quality of its work and governance.

All members will benefit from:

  • Shared intelligence about developments in men’s health in individual countries and globally, provided via a regular members’ eBulletin
  • An opportunity to share information and network with other GAMH members
  • A profile on the GAMH website
  • An opportunity to support and contribute to GAMH initiatives and projects
  • Early alerts about GAMH events and registration at discounted rates

There are two types of membership: Full and Associate. GAMH also offers partnership affiliation for corporate organisations.

Full membership

Full membership is available to:

  • National ‘peak’ or ‘umbrella’ men’s health organisations that work across a broad range of men’s and boys’ health and wellbeing issues with a focus on public health and the social determinants of health.
  • In a country without a national peak organisation, men’s health organisations that are locally or regionally based will be eligible for membership, as will organisations that represent particular male sub-populations.
  • In some countries, there may be more than one peak organisation (e.g. there may be a peak organisation that represents all men and another for a minority group of men, such as men from a particular ethnic or cultural background , gay men, young men or older men); in this situation, all peak organisations are eligible to become Full members.

Full members have voting rights and are equal partners in the governance of GAMH. Each year, they elect an Executive Committee (EC) representing five organisations.

Full members are asked to pay a one-off joining fee of up to GBP (British pounds) £1,050.00 for the period up to December 2019. (To calculate the fee in your own currency, use an online currency convertor such as XE.)

GAMH recognises that many organisations have limited income and cashflow and the level of fees and a schedule of payments can be agreed with GAMH.

Associate membership

Associate membership is available to:

  • Non-peak men’s health organisations that work across a broad range of men’s and boys’ health and wellbeing issues.
  • Non-men’s health organisations, e.g. those involved in public health generally or with specific health issues, such as heart disease or mental health.
  • Organisations which focus on male-specific conditions (e.g. prostate or testicular cancer) or the male aspects of a gender-neutral issue (e.g. suicide) but not the wider range of men’s health issues.
  • Organisations that have an exclusively or largely clinical focus.
  • Academic bodies with a research interest in men’s health.
  • Government offices and statutory health services.
  • Private men’s health consultancies which are constituted as a company or similar.
  • Individuals with an interest in global men’s health issues.

Associate members will form an advisory group which will be regularly consulted on key strategic and operational issues.

Organisations that are Associate members are asked to pay a one-off joining fee of up to GBP (British pounds) £700.00 for the period up to December 2019. Individual Associate members are asked to pay a fee of up to GBP (British pounds) £40.00. (To calculate the fee in your own currency, use an online currency convertor such as XE.)

GAMH recognises that many organisations have limited income and cashflow and the level of fees and a schedule of payments can be agreed with GAMH.

How to become a member

Potential members are asked to contact the GAMH office to discuss which type of membership (Full or Associate) is most appropriate and also the appropriate fee and schedule of payment. GAMH can be contacted ­here or by email at office@gamh.org.

Applicants will be asked to sign a Declaration of Support for GAMH’s aims, objectives and values of GAMH.

Applications will then be considered by GAMH’s Executive Committee and a decision normally made within one month.

Applicants should note that, at this stage in its development, GAMH is not a legally constituted independent organisation. GAMH’s aim is to become an autonomous organisation, on a basis to be agreed by its Full members, as soon as is practicable.

More information about current members can be found here.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU INTO MEMBERSHIP.