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WHEREAS, despite advances in medical technology and research, men continue to live an average of five years less than women, with American Indian and African-American men having the lowest life expectancy; and

WHEREAS, educating the public and healthcare providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems will result in reducing rates of mortality from disease; and

WHEREAS, men who are educated about the value that preventive health can play in prolonging their lifespan and their role as productive family members, will be more likely to participate in health screenings; and

WHEREAS, fathers who maintain a healthy lifestyle are role models for their children and have happier, healthier children; and

WHEREAS, Men’s Health Month in Nevada will focus on a range of issues, including heart disease, mental health, diabetes, and prostate, testicular and colon cancer; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Silver State are encouraged to increase awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and medical check-ups; and

WHEREAS, the month of June is an opportunity to educate men, boys and their families about the importance of positive health attitudes and preventative health practices;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 2018 as

 MEN’S HEALTH MONTH IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley