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Good Practices To Engage Males In Health Services

The challenge of getting men engaged with health programs and services is not new. One of the most commonly asked questions people ask when they start a male health program is usually 'how do you get men to come along?'

These and other resources demonstrate good practices in engaging men and boys in aspects of health and wellbeing.


Sport And Health In The UK

NHS Health Confederation: Sport And Health In The UK

Sport is increasingly being recognised as an effective way to engage men and boys in practices that can enhance their health and wellbeing. This report from the UK National Health Service provides a useful guide to using sport as a way to reach men.

Guide to engaging men

Big Lottery Fund: Engaging Men In Your Project: A Good Practice Guide

BIG Lottery funds a wide range of programs and projects that are open to all but many of these attract fewer men than women, despite the fact that some of these projects deal with issues that tend to affect men more acutely. These resources offer practical and easy to implement ideas for services to reach out and improve their engagement with men and boys for good causes.

State of Victoria: Engaging Men In Healthcare - Practice And Policy Guide

This guide has been created to assist health services to improve their engagement with men, support policy makers and health service providers to respond more effectively to men's health needs. It can be used by small to large organisations and is intended for people involved in the management and delivery of health services and programs, health policymakers and organisations that are involved in health related work, such as local councils.

Department Of Health Victoria

VicHealth: Engaging Men In Health Seminar June 2011

In association with Men’s Health Week in June 2011, the department hosted a seminar entitled Engaging Men in Healthcare.

UnitingCare Burnside

A Checklist For Organisations Working With Men

Andrew King, Steve Sweeney and Ross Fletcher developed this checklist as a way to provide organisations with a methodology to tailor their services to better meet the needs of men.

Promoting Men's Health In General Practice

Western Sydney University: Promoting Men's Health In General Practice

There is much more to improving male health than getting men to seek help more effectively. While they have a place, public health campaigns frequently ignore the role that services play when a man does present. This guide is useful for GPs in encouraging systems and environments that promote male health engagement.

Participant in the Everton in the Community Men's Health Project

Everton Football Club: Men's Health Checks

Over 120,000 men in the UK die prematurely every year. Male life expectancy in Liverpool is the third lowest in England with 46.3% of men in Liverpool classified as overweight.

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FaHCSIA: Guide To Engaging Fathers in Child and Family Health Services

This paper describes father participation in selected Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2004–2009 programs and services which explores fathers' engagement with child and family services.

Andrology Australia: Engaging Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Men In Primary Care Settings

It is well recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are the most disadvantaged population group in Australia in terms of physical well-being. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have higher death rates, and are more likely to die at much younger ages from circulatory disease than the general population (AIHW, 2012), and they often have poor access to effective health services.(AIHW)

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FaHCSIA: Introduction To Working With Men And Family Relationships

This guide is a useful resource to better understand how services can work with men in a family context, for the benefit of both men and their partners and children. It describes some of the approaches, values and cultural aspects of men that will impact on family engagement.

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