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A Great Time to Think About Men's Health

June is Men’s Health Month, and with Father’s Day this weekend, now is a great time for men and their families to think about Men’s health!

WorkWell NYC’s free resources can help men improve their health. Set an example by making healthy choices yourself.


Get Regular Checkups

 
  • Visit a health care provider* for regular checkups to help you stay healthy.
  • One in five men in NYC don’t have a personal health care provider – a network of providers is available! Find a provider by visiting the Health Benefits Program website.

* Don’t have a personal health care provider?

Call the number on the back of your health insurance card or visit the Health Benefits Program website to find one in your network. 

 


Quit Smoking

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One in six men smoke – free counselors and resources to help quit smoking are available!

 

  • Use these free resources to quit smoking, including the HelpMeQuit app, which you can use anytime on your phone. Some people find that one-on-one support with a coach can help as well—the Employee Smoking Cessation Assistance Program (ESCAPE) is available to all employees and their household members.
  • Talk to your health care provider about quitting smoking.
  • If you are 55 years old or older and have a history of smoking, talk with your health care provider* to see if lung cancer screening is right for you.
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Seek Support When You Need It

Free help is available for men affected by mental health or substance use issues.  Learn More

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One in five men binge drink** and men in NYC are four times more likely to die from heroin or fentanyl overdose than women - free worksite and community resources are available!

If you or a man you know may be affected by a mental health issue or a substance use problem, help is available.

** Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on one occasion for men and four or more drinks on one occasion for women in the past 30 days.


Eat Healthy and Stay Active

Less than 1 in 10 men in NYC eat the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day – free recipes and resources are available!  Learn More

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Check out the Guide to Healthy Eating and Active Living in NYC to learn how to create healthy eating habits and try one of these healthy recipes.

Learn tips on reading food labels and use the sodium icon on chain restaurant menus to find lower-sodium (salt) foods. Men are more likely to exceed the recommended sodium intake than women, increasing their risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.