The Forum has long called for a National Men's Health Strategy. At last the UK parliament's Equalities Committee agrees.
Following the welcome decision to recognise the role of sex and gender in health with the decision to start work on a Women's Health Strategy for England, the case for a similar men's health strategy is now unanswerable.
A National Men's Health Strategy - not just for England - but also in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - will enable the many challenges around prevention, care and outcomes in both the physical and mental health of men and boys to be addressed in a comprehensive and systematic way. Men's health policies and strategies already work effectively in a number of countries including Ireland and Australia. For more on what the policy could include follow our manifesto links.
Current supporters include the Men's Health Forum, UK Men's Sheds Association, the Men & Boys Coalition, CHAPS, Mengage, Black Men's Consortium & the ManKind Initiative.
We, the undersigned, call upon governments across the UK to introduce a Men's Health Strategy