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;
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 24th day of April, 2018.