The goal of International Men's Health Week is to increase awareness of male health issues and to encourage governments to develop health policies and services to meet the specific needs of men, boys and their families.
In Australia, the week is also an opportunity to acknowledge the diversity of men and boys and to celebrate their positive contributions to the community.
The best way men can improve their health is by being proactive. This can be as easy as being aware of illnesses that run in your family and going for a checkup with the doctor.
Visit the myDr Men's Health Centre for much more on men's health issues and the best ways for men to stay healthy.
Last Reviewed: 04 June 2012