President Clinton signed the "National Men's Health Week" Act on May 31, 1994. The purpose
of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage
early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Of particular importance to us here in Sutter County, men in rural communities are at highest risk for
exposure to tobacco use, physical inactivity, high-fat diets, and encounter a greater degree of social,
economic and geographic barriers to prevention.
To address this growing men's health crisis in America, the
Men's Health Network
(MHN) created Time Out for Men's Health™,
a national awareness campaign that offers free health assessments, educational materials and consultation
with a health professional for men at 15 events across the United States.