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File #: 16-1006    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Men's Health Week (June 2016)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/7/2016 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 6/15/2016 Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Declaring Intent Purpose: Men's Health Week - Monday, June 13, 2016 through Sunday, June 19, 2016 Additional Information: Sponsor: Council President, Mildred C. Crump
Sponsors: Mildred C. Crump
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Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Declaring Intent
Purpose: Men's Health Week - Monday, June 13, 2016 through Sunday, June 19, 2016
Additional Information:
Sponsor: Council President, Mildred C. Crump
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WHEREAS, despite advances in medical technology and research, men continue to live an average of five (5) years less than women, with Native American and African-American men having the lowest life expectancy; and

WHEREAS, educating the public and health care providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems will result in reducing rates of mortality from disease; and

WHEREAS, men who are educated about the value of preventative health will be more likely to participate in health screening; and

WHEREAS, Men's Health Network worked with Congress to develop Men's Health Week as a special campaign to help educate men, boys and their families about the importance of positive health attitudes and preventative health practices; and

WHEREAS, the Men's Health Week website has been established at www.menshealthweek.org and features resources, proclamations and information about awareness events; and

WHEREAS, the City of Newark Men's Health Week will focus on a broad range of men's health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, mental health, prostate, testicular and colon cancer; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of this State are encouraged to increase awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and medical check-ups.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY IF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

1. The Municipal Council hereby proclaims the week of Monday, June 13, 2016 through Sunday, June 19, 2016, as Men's Health Week throu...

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