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The purpose of these discussions is to learn thoughts and perceptions around factors that impact men’s overall health. These events allow men an opportunity to provide feedback on key areas including: Health & Prevention, Substance Abuse/Mental Health, and Fitness & Nutrition.

INTEGRIS Hosts Men’s Health Community Dialogue

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2018) – The health and well-being of men requires attention because of recorded differences in life expectancy, health outcomes, and other factors impacting how men grow, live, work, and age.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched Men's Health Listening Sessions across the country. The purpose of these discussions is to learn thoughts and perceptions around factors that impact men’s overall health. These events allow men an opportunity to provide feedback on key areas including: Health & Prevention, Substance Abuse/Mental Health, and Fitness & Nutrition.

The Oklahoma City event will be held at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

DATE:           Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TIME:            9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PLACE:         INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Auditorium

                       3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK  73112

This initiative advances the HHS OMH mission and its National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) key priority by:

  1. Understanding the story behind the data
  2. Learning about community thoughts/perceptions, resources, and desires
  3. Building public trust
  4. Identifying specific goals and actions for future policy and program development

INVITED PARTICIPANTS: 

  • Local/regional subject matter experts in the topic areas
  • Men’s health advocacy groups      
  • Community members
  • Special guests

Register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/lgqnv8 or on-site registration is also available.

Contacts: Felix Lorenzo PhD, MPH, CPH, Felix.Lorenzo@hhs.gov, 240-453-6193 

Mary C. Wright, mwright@explorepsa.com, 443-322-6032