Eastbrooke Medical Centres supported Men’s Health Week (June 13 – 19) with this year’s campaign Health EleMENts – “Living with purpose, building on health” initiated by the Men’s Health and Information Resource Centre at Western Sydney University.
During Men’s Health Week, communities across Australia reach out to men, boys and their families to promote health and well being through engaging activities, events and promotions. The purpose of this campaign is to educate men about their health and well being issues, since there is a common male belief that their individual health is not a priority.
Staff from the Eastbrooke Blacktown GP SUPER Clinic created an “information” board to place within the centre to highlight and communicate the importance of Men’s Health to its patients. Doctor Jeffrey Graham, Doctor Naeem Hanna, Doctor Graeme Keighery together with Eastbrooke Medical Centres Director, Andrew de Picot were proud to participate and support awareness for this event.
Josie Dalli, 2IC at the centre who assisted in organising the event commented “we really care about our patients and it’s weeks such as these that we can highlight the importance directly to our male patient base about their health, whilst prompting them to talk to their doctor about any health related concerns that they may have or any that may be overdue.”
Australian men are more likely to get sick from serious health problems than women, often due to a lack of early intervention and their mortality (death) rate is also much higher. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Leading Causes of Death by Gender (2012) shows that the death rate from the main causes of death is generally higher for men than women*.
For more information on Men’s Health visit menshealthweek.org.au/donate
#MensHealthWeek (*source: menshealthweek.org.au)
Pictured top right (left to right) Doctor Graeme Keighery and Doctor Jeffrey Graham. Pictured bottom right (left to right) Eastbrooke Director Andrew de Picot, Doctor Jeffrey Graham and Doctor Naeem Hanna.