Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Brings Light to Men’s Health Awareness
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is participating in Wear BLUE Day, June 14, 2019.
This awareness day by Men’s Health Network aims to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives. It means raising awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices, making regular annual visits to the doctor, getting educated on heart disease and diabetes, starting general health conversations with their friends, and much more.
This year, Men's Health Week is June 10-16, ending on Father's Day. Men's Health Month is built on the pillars of Awareness–Prevention–Education–Family.
“Men are less likely to seek out mental health services than women. General health awareness can help save lives," said Antonio Germann, MD, clinic medical director for Salud Medical Center and Pacific Pediatrics in Woodburn, and Lancaster Family Health Centers in Salem. "Men's Health Month is a great awareness and education period to encourage men to make their health a priority."
Dr. Germann hopes this awareness month will motivate men to get their annual exams and address their health concerns.
“When it comes to your health and overall wellness, it's better to get checked now than to wait until it's too late,” Dr. Germann added.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic invites all members of the community to participate in the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign: people all over the world take pictures of themselves and others wearing blue to increase awareness for men's health.