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To celebrate Men’s Health Month in June, INTEGRIS, along with Men’s Health Network, the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, and hundreds of other local and national organizations are launching an awareness campaign.

INTEGRIS Celebrates Men’s Health Month in June

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 6, 2018) – To celebrate Men’s Health Month in June, INTEGRIS, along with Men’s Health Network, the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, and hundreds of other local and national organizations are launching an awareness campaign. The goal is to educate the public about the many preventable health problems that affect men and boys, and empower them and their loved ones to move towards a healthier, happier life.

Men die five years younger than women, on average, and die at higher rates for nine of the top ten causes of death. Men are the majority of workplace injuries, less likely to be insured, and far less likely to see a doctor for preventive care. All of this impacts their ability to be an involved father, supportive husband, and engaged member of their community. “No matter what we may think, men are not invincible,” says Justin Sparkes, D.O., a physician with the INTEGRIS Family Care Clinic in Edmond. “We need to take the time to take care of ourselves where we will be around to take care of our loved ones.”

“This year continues to be a pivotal one for men’s health—new guidance on prostate cancer screenings and the declining mortality rates for large groups of men means awareness and education is paramount,” says Ana Fadich, Vice President at Men’s Health Network.

Throughout June there will be hundreds of events across the country and around the globe hosted by churches, private business, civic organizations, government agencies, fraternities, and other organizations. INTEGRIS will host its annual African American Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Metro STEM Academy located at 1901 Springlake Dr. in Oklahoma City.

June is also National Men’s Health Week, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. It starts Monday, June 11, and ends on Father’s Day, June 17, 2018. During this week, there will be booths set-up at each INTEGRIS metro hospital offering blood pressure checks and men’s health educational materials.