Prostate Health Month
Prostate Health Month (September) provides an opportunity to create awareness around the health issues that are associated
with a man’s prostate: BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer.
September is also known as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
A number of professional and advocacy organizations conduct activities around prostate health and prostate cancer during this month. Among those are the Urology Care Foundation, which is affiliated with the American Urological Association.
Men’s Health Network provides various forms of support for community, faith-based, and clinic-based outreach and education activities and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer conducts run/walk programs in several cities.
This site also provides a variety of resources to help your awareness activities be successful, including brochures, posters, and fact sheets that you can download at no cost.
If you want advice or help in developing your activities, contact us or call 202-543-6461 x 101.
Learn more about prostate health issues here:
Resources and additional information about prostate health:
Prostate Health Month Social Media Toolkit
Please use this toolkit to help spread the word during this critical health awareness period. To stay updated on the latest activities, follow and like the Men’s Health Network Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Men’s Health Resource Center
The online health and parenting information center for men and boys.
A variety of fact sheets and other publications on prostate cancer and other male health issues.
Men’s Health Library
A comprehensive on-line library that covers all aspects of men’s health, including prostate health issues. Site includes a wide selection of brochures on prostate health, some in Spanish (search: prostate brochure).
Family Medical Tree
A man is at higher risk if he has a family history of prostate cancer. By tracking the health of your parents, siblings, and other relatives with a family medical tree, you and your health care provider have a useful tool to help determine your risk for prostate cancer and many other diseases.
Talking About Men’s Health
Blogging on the Health and Wellbeing of Men and Boys, featuring articles by the thought leaders in male health, including those associated with key health associations.
State of Men’s Health
A comprehensive report on the health and wellbeing of men and boys in each state, including current prostate cancer incidence and mortality data.
Resources to help you plan an event or raise awareness among friends, fellow worshipers, and coworkers:
An online took-kit designed to help you host a Wear BLUE day to raise awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups. Your event may feature prostate health education or other health issues that affect men and boys. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, testicular cancer, and more.)
This Digital Training Manual is meant to serve as a guide so you can plan, conduct and evaluate your own health event, no matter what size. This can be a screening event, a health fair, a table exhibit at work, where you worship, or where you play sports, or distribution of health information materials to your coworkers, fellow worshipers, team members, or loved ones.
Features a wide variety of educational materials relating to men’s health, including brochures and other merchandise designed for prostate cancer awareness. And, you can purchase a Prostate Cancer Awareness Month promotional kit, with posters, shower hangers, brochures, and more.
For media inquires please contact us here.
Please note: Men’s Health Network does not provide medical services. Rather, this information is provided to encourage you to begin a knowledgeable dialogue with your physician. Check with your health care provider about your need for specific health screenings.