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WHEREAS, despite advances in medical technology and research, men on average continue to have shorter life expectancies than women, with particular disparities in life expectancies among minority populations; and

WHEREAS, promoting a broader public awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems will support a reduction in the rates of mortality from disease and preventable conditions; and

WHEREAS, men who are educated and informed about the value of preventative health will be more likely to participate in health screening; and

WHEREAS, fathers who maintain a healthy lifestyle serve as positive role models for their children and tend to have happier, healthier children; and

WHEREAS, Men's Health Network collaborated with Congress to develop National Men's Health Week as a special campaign to help educate men and their families about the importance of positive health and lifestyle choices and preventative health practices; and

WHEREAS, Men's Health Week in Nevada focuses on a broad range of men's health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, mental health, and prostate, testicular and colon cancers; and

WHEREAS, all Nevadans are hereby encouraged to participate in Men's Health Week, supporting increased awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and medical cheek-ups;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 13-19, 2016

 MEN'S HEALTH WEEK IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske