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Men's Health

Originally presented on July 16, 2009

Joe Zoske, MS, MSW, LMSW
Siena College
Social Work House

Males of all ages experience disproportionately higher rates for injury and premature death. Further, they lead more risky lifestyles and generally avoid preventive care. This presents a public health dilemma that affects not only males but also their families, workplaces, and communities. A combination of health psychology, gender studies, and health promotion models provides a critical analysis of these factors. They also offer a means to create more male-affirming and effective health care and to lessen gender health disparities.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the nature and scale of men's health concerns.
  • Explain the importance of male psychology in male health behaviors
  • Discuss more effective health communication skills in working with men.
  • Utilize resources and best practices for men's health promotion.