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Effective Methods Of Male Health Promotion

Exactly what parts of health promotion work with men and boys? There are specific practices that encourage men to be involved in health programs and specific actions that will discourage them. So how do you know which ones work?

The way that health messages are promoted to males is important. Health promotion is based on aspects of customer services, marketing, service design and understanding how men make decisions.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Dept of Veterans Affairs: Men's Health Peer Education

The Men's Health Peer Education approach is an effective model of communicating health information to groups of men around improving lifestyles and behaviours.

OzHelp Foundation

OzHelp Foundation: Tradies Tune-Up Program

The Tradies Tune Up program is a series of health checks directed at men in construction, mining and trades. he tuneup is usually run at locations where tradesman and workers frequent, including hardware stores, mining sites, and other locations.

Cartoon of "Where Is Men's Health? In Just Primary Health". Image copyright SACHRU 2007.

SACHRU: A Primary Health Care Approach to Men’s Health in Community Health Settings

This resource offers useful insights and examples of successful primary health care and health promotion in community health settings.

Blueprint for Men's Health - A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Blueprint for Men's Health - A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

This publication was developed to reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention tips and strategies as well as the latest information and questions to address with their primary health care provider.

Doctor and researcher evaluating health information

University Of Aberdeen: A Systematic Review Of Health Promoting Interventions Targeting Men

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen conducted a review of interventions that focused on men to assess whether they were effective in motivating a change in health behaviours.


AIMHS: Men's Health Promotion Kits

Health services and practitioners can take some simple steps toward making their services more male-friendly and accessible to men. When services consider the needs of men and specifically target and reach out to men their services, programs and initiatives can be very successful.

Department Of Health Victoria

VicHealth: Health Promotion Strategies - Promoting Gender and Health Promotion

This editorial feature from the Victorian Department Of Health reviews a gender-based approach to health and includes case studies of successful programs from around the state for both men and women.


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