Men's Health Alliance - PCEC Partnership Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Partnership Launches to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of
Men, Boys, and Their Families
Washington, DC, June 21, 2012 – Men’s Health Network and the Prostate Conditions Education Council announced the launch of a new partnership, Men’s Health Alliance.
The goal of the Men’s Health Alliance, a global collaboration, is to advance the awarenss, advocay and education of men’s health. Helping men, boys and families to take actionable steps in improving and managing their health and well being. The collaboration will allow the organizations to expand their reach to include even more men and boys, the women who care about them, healthcare professionals, key thought leaders, and other stakeholders in men’s health.
The collaboration will allow the two complimentary organizations to join forces, capitalize on each organizations strengths and enhance complimentary efforts, programs and goals including awareness and education programs centered around sporting events, workplaces and the faith-based community.
“Our organizations are doing great work on their own, but together we can reach more men around the world, who can benefit from the valuable resources and services that we provide. We believe this partnership with Men’s Health Network is a positive step in moving the men’s health conversation from exclusively ‘below the belt’ to looking at the whole picture of men’s health,” stated Wendy Poage, President of Prostate Conditions Educational Council.
The Denver-based Prostate Conditions Education Council has the largest prostate cancer screening program in the country and hosts a series of 5k races and other awareness events throughout the year.
On average men live five years less than their female counterparts and are far less likely to make preventive health visits. Over 240,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and over 28,000 men will die from the disease.
Men’s Health Network, formed in 1992, is based in Washington, DC and led the efforts to sign National Men’s Health Week into law. Men’s Health Network works with places of worship, workplaces, legislators, government agencies, fatherhood initiatives, and health organizations across the country to raise awareness of the silent crisis in men’s health.
Scott Williams, Vice President of Men’s Health Network explained, “Men’s health in the United States is in a dire state. Working collaboratively with Prostate Conditions Education Council we can expand the reach of our awareness programs to include a much larger audience with the ultimate goal of helping men live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
About Prostate Conditions Education Council
A national organization committed to men’s health, the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) is the nation’s leading resource for information on prostate health. The PCEC is dedicated to saving lives through awareness and the education of men, the women in their lives, as well as the medical community about prostate cancer prevalence, the importance of early detection, and available treatment options, as well as other men’s health issues. For more information, please visit www.prostateconditions.org.
About Men's Health Network
Men's Health Network (MHN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities and patient navigation. With a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and over 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.menshealthnetwork.org.M