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;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 20th day of May, 2016.