Men’s Health Network (MHN) was cosponsor of the first World Congress on Men’s Health, held in Vienna, Austria in 2001. One of the goals set by MHN for that event was to establish a global network of health activists that would recognize a common men’s health wellness period based on the well established Men’s Health Week (MHW) in the USA. This concept gained general acceptance and, again led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from several leading men’s health organizations from around the world met at the 2nd World Congress in 2002 and resolved to work together on International Men’s Health Week (IMHW), to be recognized yearly at the same time as MHW in the USA. MHN hosts the web page while some participating countries have their own country-specific Men’s Health Week page while other efforts have very little web presence. Some other countries/regions may celebrate Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month at other times in the year. Please contact mhw@ for further information.
In the United States, men's health issues are raised by, among others, Men's Health Network (MHN). Established, in 1992, MHN is a non-profit educational organization comprising physicians, researchers, public health workers, other health professionals, and individuals. Through a network of chapters affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and over 30 countries. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men, boys, and their families through education campaigns, data collection, surveys, toll-free hotlines, and work with health care providers. MHN conducts screenings in the workplace and at public venues, sponsors conferences and symposia, and promotes awareness periods such as Men's Health Month and Men's Health Week.