Sending Office: Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr.
Cosponsor Resolution Supporting National Men’s Health Week
Original Cosponsor Deadline: Today at 12pm
Cosponsors (5): Mullin, Serrano, Wilson (FL),
As co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor a resolution in recognition of National Men’s Health Week, the week that ends on Father’s Day. This resolution will encourage men to set an example for their families by engaging
in preventative health care. National Men’s Health Week was first passed by Congress in 1994.
Too frequently, men ignore warning signs of disease and fail to get routine or emergency medical check-ups and attention. As a result, men lead in nine of the top ten causes of death and have a lifespan almost six years shorter than their female counterparts.
While the health crisis is of particular concern to men, it also affects women who care for their fathers, husbands, sons and brothers. Men’s health is a concern for employers who pay the costs of medical care and who lose productive employees. It is also
a concern to federal and state governments that absorb the enormous costs of premature death and disability, including the costs of caring for dependents left behind.
Each year, many governors and mayors proclaim Men’s Health Week. Corporations, churches and other places of worship, hospitals, clinics, professional associations, government agencies, pharmacies, and community organizations plan healthy living outreach
activities during this period. These activities reach millions of men, boys, and their families across the country, and around the world.
Help raise awareness of health issues important to men by joining us in celebrating National Men’s Health Week, the week leading up to Father’s Day, which is June 11-June 17, 2018. To become a cosponsor or to request more information, please contact Steven
Schultz in Congressman Payne, Jr.’s office at Steven.Schultz@mail.house.gov or Taylor Hittle in Congressman Mullin’s office at Taylor.Hittle@mail.house.gov.
Donald M. Payne, Jr. Markwayne Mullin
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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