Men's Health Awareness

Dear NBNA Members and Colleagues,
According to the Men’s Health Braintrust, American boys and men die earlier than women and at higher rates from many of the leading causes of death. Additionally, fewer men than women are likely to seek preventative care leading to poorer health outcomes. Poor health status, premature death and disability have been estimated to cost over $142 billion per year, adversely impacting, families, spouses and communities.
Each year in June, we celebrate Men’s Health Awareness to heighten the issues of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This year the National Black Nurses Association Ad Hoc Committee on Men’s Health will be doing the following activities in recognition of Men’s Health Awareness:
  1. Men’s Health Moments. Each week in June we will post and email short summaries focusing on mental health topics among men. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to access these weekly educational postings . We will also have them uploaded to our national website (https://www.nbna.org/menshealth).
    1. Facebook-National Black Nurses Association
    2. Instagram- @nbna_insta
    3. Twitter- @nbnainc
  2. Wear BLUE Day. On Friday June 14, 2019, we ask that you wear a shade of blue clothing and post a picture to your social media page with the suggested hashtags (#NBNA #WearBLUE #ShowUsYourBlue). We have included suggested messages to add to your post. Click HERE for those suggested messages. You may view a full social medial tool kit HERE. Additional information can be found at the following website http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/wearblue/
  3. Bow Tie Breakfast. On Saturday, July 27,2019, there will be a breakfast held at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel from 7:30am-11:30am during the 47th Annual NBNA Institute and Conference. This event will serve as an opportunity to bring together male community members, health professionals, and policy advocates interested in mental health disparities among Black men. We are asking all breakfast and conference attendees to wear a bow tie (woman can wear one as well if they like) and a shade of blue clothing in recognition of men’s health awareness and the theme of the event. Come join us for this empowering discussion as we find ways to destigmatize mental health for Black Men! Click HERE to register.
Thanks in advance for your participation! Additional information on Men’s Health Awareness month can be found at http://www.menshealthmonth.org/

NBNA Ad Hoc Committee on Men’s Health