Men's Health Week
International Men’s Health Week 2021 starts on 14 June
Men’s Health Week is 27 years old this year! It began in the U.S. in 1994 following a Senate Joint Resolution to establish the Week by Senator Bob Dole. The Week was linked to Father’s Day in the U.S. (the Week always ends on that Day, the third Sunday in June) and it became an international event in 2002 when it was first marked in the UK. It has since been adopted in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and beyond. The Week provides an opportunity for a wide range of organizations and individuals to draw attention to the poor state of men’s health, organize activities that engage men, and advocate changes to health policy and practice. In short, it puts men’s health on the map both nationally and globally.
This year, with the world still in the grip of a pandemic that has exacted a particularly heavy price on men, Men’s Health Week will be particularly significant. It is our chance to remind politicians, policymakers, health professionals and the public that men are worth saving.
For information about what’s happening during Men’s Health Week around the world, visit Men’s Health Network’s international web page.
14 June 2021