The World Health Organisation released its publication The Solid Facts -469 KB in 2003 and since then the principles of the Social Determinants approach have been widely recognised as important factors in preventative health promotion. These sections outline specific resources that are working to improve determinants of male health in Australia and internationally.
The Men's Health Peer Education (MHPE) program raises awareness about men's health issues and encourages men to share responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
The program began as a result of the Vietnam Veterans' Health Study revealing a higher rate of health issues among Vietnam Veterans. The program operates across all Australian states and territories, through a network of trained volunteers working with the veteran and ex-service community.
Sharing health information:
Volunteers share health information in a range of ways, including the following:
This Canadian study conducted in 2014 in Toronto examines the gender gap in education between boys and girls and gives useful suggestions to address and reduce the gender gap issues in communities nationally and internationally with recommendations to schools, boards of education, communities and government.