Office of Men's Heatlh Bill Introduced in Congress

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Office of Men's Heatlh Bill Introduced in Congress

Men's health in the law

In this Men's Health Network article, you'll learn about:

  • Legislation attempts to improve men's health

" presentative Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-NJ) for his leadership in introducing the Men’s Health Awareness and Improvement Act. The legislation will establish an Office of Men’s Health within the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of promoting Men’s Health initiatives in the United States.                  “I am proud to introduce the Men’s Health Awareness and Improvement Act to create an Office of Men’s Health at the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10). “The new office will help coordinate activities between federal, state, and local governments to improve men’s health nationwide. In addition, it will connect the knowledge and research on men’s health from several federal agencies to ensure that the federal government can address the unique concerns of men’s health. "

  • Health equity numbers on

"     Men die at higher rates for 9 out of 10 of the top causes of death, and men (75.1) on average live five less years than women (80.5), according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, Hispanic men (76.6) live almost seven less years than Hispanic women (83.3). Black men (68.3) live on average the least out of these three groups, and seven and a half years less than Black women (75.8).   "

  • The impact of COVID on men vs women

" A 2020 study from the CDC found much higher mortality rates for male coronavirus patients compared to women, stating, “The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is shining a spotlight on the neglect of men’s health at local, state, national, and global levels.” "

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