Navigation Links
U.S. Representatives Hill and Murphy Introduce the 'Men and Families Health Care Act of 2009'
Date:4/30/2009

Congressional Leaders and National Organizations Respond to Increasing Support for Men's Health Issues in National Health Care Debate

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men's Health Network applauds Representatives Barron Hill (D-IN) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) today for introducing H.R. 2115, the "Men and Families Health Care Act of 2009."

This bipartisan legislation would establish an Office of Men's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving the health of men and their families. This Office will mirror the existing Office of Women's Health, established in the early 1990s, which has improved the quality of life for women nationwide.

"The goal of this bill is to raise awareness about men's health issues, and ways we can prevent and detect men's health problems. The Office of Men's Health will bring this issue to the Federal stage and result in more men getting the treatment they need, which will save lives," said Congressman Murphy. "For too long the health needs of men have gone unaddressed. This bill will help men's health take its rightful place in our Federal government's healthcare priorities."

"Men need to be educated and emboldened to take ownership of their health," said Scott T. Williams VP, Men's Health Network. "If such an effort and messaging is undertaken at the federal level, men and their families will benefit in all states and local communities."

"I try to take good care of myself by exercising and watching what I eat. But, I know I need to go to the doctor more often. I think men often need a little extra push when it comes to taking care of their health, and I think this bill is one way to do just that," said Congressman Hill.

"Illness and disease among men have significant impact on every facet of society," said Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, co-founder, National Black Men's Health Network. "Women and children are affected economically and emotionally by men's unnecessary disability and premature death as well as by health care costs."

"We are happy to see that this bill has been introduced. An Office of Men's Health is an effective way to reach men with valuable information and ultimately save lives, keeping families healthy and happy," says Theresa Morrow of Women Against Prostate Cancer.

The office will be designed to monitor and coordinate efforts to improve the health and well-being of men by streamlining government efforts on the federal and state levels in the areas of prevention, health education, outreach, and research. You can learn more and take action by visiting the Men's Health Office Resource Center at www.menshealthoffice.com.

Men's Health Network is a national educational non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men 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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Men's Health Network
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. House of Representatives Passes Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2007
2. Congressional Support Grows for FDA Regulation of Tobacco: Bill Now Sponsored by 55 Senators, 200 Representatives
3. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
4. Majority of House of Representatives Support Common-Sense Fix to Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
5. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Lauds U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
7. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Decries Shameful Votes Again by Representatives John Peterson, Joe Pitts and Bill Shuster, Against Childrens Health Care
8. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on the State of Mississippi House of Representatives to Withdraw House Bill 282 Discriminating Against Those Affected by Obesity
9. U.S. Representatives Urge Critical Improvements in Prostate Cancer Detection
10. Bi-Partisan Members of U.S. House of Representatives Formally Oppose Funding Reductions to Medicares Home Oxygen Benefit
11. AARP Thanks New Yorks Representatives for Supporting Bill to Protect People in Medicaid
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, ... Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to a ... changes during this period order for their new policy to go into effect in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... More than half of American teens report losing their virginity ... with their child about sex related topics, less than 60 percent spoke about deeper ... announce the launch of its second edition of the “Sexual Wellness” campaign, aiming to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the 5,000 year old ... purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition to its excellent ... in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave comments from consumers. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, ... families from eight different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the ... very hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Northridge ... in-house dental plan for all patients. Understanding that budget can play a part ... a number of perks, including discounts on many valuable dental treatments. Options for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... bioLytical Laboratories, ein Weltführer bei schnellen Tests für Infektionskrankheiten, hat sein ... eingeführt. Continue Reading ... ... , ... ) bioLytical wurde durch die Clinton Health Access ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016   CytoSorbents Corporation ... commercializing its European Union approved CytoSorb ® cytokine ... surgery patients worldwide, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan ... 9th Annual LD Micro Main Event investor conference ... at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... LYME, Conn. , Dec. 1, 2016  Today, ... has announced the honor of being selected as winners ... include: Simpson Healthcare Executives Website at the PLATINUM level, ... Conversations Training Module at the GOLD Level, and our ... At Simpson Healthcare Executives, we are excited ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: