MHF is a charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.
MHF’s vision is a future in which all boys and men in England and Wales have an equal opportunity to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being.
We work to achieve this through:
• Policy development, research and lobbying
• Supporting other organisations and services to engage more effectively with boys and men on health issues
• Leading the annual National Men’s Health Week
• Publishing the award-winning range of mini manual health booklets for men
• Running the unique ‘consumer’ website for men - www.malehealth.co.uk
• Working with MPs and government
• Developing innovative and imaginative best practice projects
• Training service providers and others
• Collaborating with the widest possible range of interested organisations and individuals.
MHF was founded by the Royal College of Nursing in 1994 and became an independent charity in 2001. The Forum works across a number of health and related issues.
• Physical activity
• Workplace health
• Mental health
• Access to primary care.
Our work focuses particularly on those groups of men with the worst health and we are striving to ensure that we take account of the diversity of men and their needs.
Recent successes include our campaigns for a screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms in older men and for the National Chlamydia Screening Programme to target young men as well as women. As a direct result of our work, Department of Health policy on pharmacy now requires services to address the needs of men and national cancer policy also takes account of gender differences.
In 2009, we became a strategic partner of the Department of Health. This three-year programme will see us working alongside government to help the NHS and third sector organisations improve the health of men and boys.
The Men's Health Forum (England and Wales) is a registered charity (No 1087375).
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Page created on December 3rd, 2003
Page updated on March 25th, 2010