Activity of European Men's Health Forum
Aims and objectives
EMHF is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit-making organisation. It is a membership association headed by an elected Board of Directors which represents the diverse range of Europe-wide and national organisations with an interest in men's health issues. The day-to-day work of the organisation is carried out a Secretariat headed by a Director.
Name: European Men's Health Forum
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Zip Code: B-1000
Organisation Phone: 44 7771 557 509; 32 (0) 2 234 3058
Name: Ian Banks
Four seminars planned in four different countries around key areas of the forthcoming European Commission report ('The First State of Men's Health in Europe' Report) including:
- Men's use of and the delivery of health services;
- Clinical aspects of men's health;
- Public health (including health in the workplace);
- Communicating with men on health (including education/health literacy).
- International Men's Health Week (IMHW) takes place the second week of June ever year. EMHF member organisations decide which activities and themes are most appropriate to their circumstances.
- Gastein workshop report 2008: Men's Health More than Just Hot Air (Oct 2008), Report supports the value of outreach interventions by national health services but warns about the dangers of low health literacy in men's use of health information over the internet.
- Men's Health Around the World: a review of policy and progress across 11 countries (2009).
- Early Detection of Lung Cancer (2009) Report of a collaborative awareness-raising project led by the EMHF during 2007 and 2008.
- Hosts the International Men's Health Database (IMHD) of individuals and organisations that work with, or influence the health of men within their country and internationally.
- 'Your Prostate' website (www.yourprostate.eu) answers questions from men about all aspects of prostate health from the most general of concerns though symptoms, diagnosis, support and treatment to follow-up care.