An Office of Men's Health

As we celebrate Father's Day, we also have an opportunity to give our fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles the very best gift - the gift of better health. That's why I've unveiled federal legislation to establish an Office of Men's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office would investigate medical issues unique to men and educate them on ways to improve their overall health and well-being.

The Office would address a wide range of issues involving men's health, including the growing life expectancy gap between men and women, the high incidence of prostate cancer and the reluctance of men to get regular check-ups and preventative health screening tests.