International best practice tells us that one of the key ways to improve men's access to healthcare is by developing male-friendly services. But what is a male-friendly service?
Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all-approach that will work for all men and boys. There are differences between groups of men, as well as differences within individual men themselves that need to be taken into account.
Australia's men's health sector is a world leader in developing innovative, male-friendly approaches to engaging men in health services. This report honours that tradition and identifies some of the key characteristics that are common to health initiatives that work for men, both in Australia and overseas.
There are many different ways to develop male-friendly services. The 10-step-guide provides anyone who is committed to improving the lives and health of men and boys with a set of tried and tested principles that can be applied universally to a general population of men as well as being tailored to the diverse needs and preferences of different populations across Australia.
Masonic Charities, the charitable arm of Freemasons SA and NT, is contributing $1.8 million over three years towards a new centre in Darwin specialising in men’s health research.
It’s a medical condition that rarely surfaces in the public domain, but on World Psoriasis Day, October 29, an important video has been released supporting men with the condition.Read more
Men and boys account for the majority of accidental death and injury in Australia.
A Man Made Revolution is underway encompassing a series of events that will test those game enough to show up but with a gradient level of physical output, all with the goal of raising money and awareness for men’s health.Read more
The second instalment of the 10 to Men longitudinal research project reports that one third of Aussie males drink at moderate-to-high risk levels.Read more
Nearly 11,000 people are killed by accidents and injuries in Australia every year, with men accounting for 2 in 3 deaths.Read more
The Government’s long-term plan to reduce accidents and injuries fails to target men and boys, despite the fact that the majority of victims of accidental death are male, says a new report from the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF).
This document was published on September 24, 2020.
The Australian Government is seeking feedback on its plans for a new 10-year preventive health strategy.Read more
Western Sydney University researchers have partnered with South Western Sydney Local Health District for Tackling the Challenge: Talking Men’s Health, which encourages men in south west Sydney to share stories of resilience.Read more