Empower the Men in Your Life

Posted by: | November 23, 2010

Last week HSE hosted its first workshop specifically on men’s health issues. Dr. Hal Gunn of Inspire Health presented “Cancer and Men: What You Need to Know”, which was very well received by its participants. As some of you may know, sparking the interest between men and their health is not always an easy task so we wanted to provide content that was specific to men for once.

 This is, of course, a generalization as there are plenty of male leaders in the health industry; however it is commonly known that women are the ones typically making health decisions in households.

 It was amazing to see so many men (and a few women too) taking action and investing in their health. The questions from the floor were fabulous and several participants even waited afterwards to ask a few more.

 For all the men reading, I challenge you to take action in some small way by getting more informed about your health today. And for the women, I encourage you to empower the men in your life (family, friends and colleagues) to do the same. Get started now by checking out the upcoming Healthy UBC Programs, exploring the EFAP program and understanding your benefits.

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One Response to “Empower the Men in Your Life”

  1. Nick McKeen says:

    Just read about this workshop, I wish I had made it. My father passed on from cancer and it would have been great to find out what Dr. Gunn had to say.

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