Entries in Resources: Policies (7)


Male Health Victoria Strategic Plan Released

On the 8th June 2012, at the offices of Southern Health, Rob Koch launched the first Strategic Plan of Male Health Victoria.

This document aims to introduce Male Health Victoria Inc (MHV) to the State Government, to various sectors including Health, Education, Community Services, Business, Industrial, Corporate, Sporting, and to the wider Victorian community.

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Men at Work: what they want any why it matters for women

More than 150 people attended the launch in Melbourne last night of Men at Work: what they want any why it matters for women, The 100% Project’s latest research report.

Many of our Champions were in the audience to hear Sue Conde, Catherine Fox, Bob Wood and Richard Umbers talk about the research in a panel discussion led by Dr Barbara West, a 100% Project Board member.

Australia Post generously sponsored the event and, thanks to PwC, who videoed the discussion, you will soon be able to see excerpts on our website. Master Photographer David Israel’s pictures from the event will also be posted soon.

In the meantime you can read a two page summary of the event or the full research report on our website 

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Victorian Health Department releases first Victorian Men’s health and wellbeing strategy 2010-2014

Joanna Birdseye, A/Director, Policy Co-ordination and Projects, Strategy, Policy and Finance with the Department of Health says “Although Victorian men record health outcomes among the best in the world, research points to a range of areas requiring further attention. Men have lower life expectancy, higher levels of avoidable death, and higher rates of most common causes of death including coronary heart disease, cancers, suicide and injuries.”

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National Male Health Policy Released

May 6th - Prime Minister Rudd has today released the long awaited National Male Health Policy. It seems to address nearly all of the concerns raised during the extensive consultation process, and despite limited accompanying funding, has the potential to make a substantial contribution to improving male health and well-being. The Policy and accompanying documents can be downloaded from:


Men’s Health Around the World: a review of policy and progress across 11 countries

In a new joint publication reviewing progress across the world on men’s health, the EMHF has called on the EU to back more research and show greater sensitivity to men's health at policy level.

Men’s Health Around the World: a review of policy and progress across 11 countries, which was to be launched at the World Congress on Men's Health in Vienna this month, was coordinated by EMHF director Erick Savoye and David Wilkins, the policy officer of EMHF member, the Men’s Health Forum England and Wales (MHF). The publication looks at the state of men’s health and the varying government responses in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England & Wales, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland and the USA. It begins with an introduction by David Wilkins and concludes with an overview of men’s health in Europe by Erick Savoye.