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Our Vision

ďTo improve the health and well being of men by raising awareness of menís health issues and encouraging men to have a regular health checkĒ

Each hour more than four men die from potentially preventable conditions in Australia. Foundation 49: Menís Health is a direct response to this health crisis. At all ages men experience higher mortality rates than women for cancers, diabetes and diseases of the circulatory system. 74% of alcohol related deaths occur in men, and more than two thirds of Australian men are overweight.

Most of male-related health problems could be detected and treated more effectively if menís awareness of these problems was greater.

Our achievements to date include:

  • the development of the Decades of Life program
  • a comprehensive menís health website
  • a  free quarterly menís health magazine -The Whole New Ball Game
  • publication of the free Menís Health Tool Kit booklet
  • Men's Health promotion presentation in the workplace
  • Annual GP Symposium
  • Regular Men's Health newsletter

Foundation 49: Menís Health was integral in the development of the National Male Health Policy and the Victorian Male Health Strategy.

Menís Health is managed and administered within the framework of the Baker ID Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Foundation 49: Men's Health relies entirely on donations. Funds raised by Foundation 49: Menís Health go toward the funding of Foundation 49: Menís Health initiatives.

Address PO Box 6492
Melbourne VIC 3004
Tel 03 8532 1516
 
Website www.49.com.au