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  • Men's Health

    Men's life expectancy is shorter than women's, on average, by 5 years. Men are more likely to be affected by many of the common chronic diseases and are also less likely to seek medical care unless they are very sick. The Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention (TCDP) Program has compiled these resources to help improve the health of the men in our lives. In addition to promotion and awareness campaigns, here you will find information on services offered for men at the Pima County Health Department including education, information and counseling, condom supplies, emergency contraception, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.

    Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

    Through partnerships and collaborations, TCDP supports and promotes comprehensive approaches to reduce and prevent tobacco use and chronic diseases.

    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

    Resources and support for tobacco prevention and cessation

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    HIV/STI Testing

    The Health Department offers free, rapid HIV/STI Testing at some of our clinics.

    Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Men over the age of 13 are eligible for these services.

    Tools for Health Success:

    There are many tools a man has at his disposal to proactively protect himself from health related problems. This includes having a yearly check-up, making sure to maintain insurance, and just being well informed. Visit the Health Resources tab below to find out what preventative services you need this year and to locate a doctor in your area. 

    We strive to provide outreach and education to our community in various settings. Want to host us at your next health fair or event? Please contact us here with your event details

    The Pima County Health Department is committed to reducing barriers to access health resources and basic needs. The link below will connect you and your family to a wide range of free services from PCHD.

    Heart  Disease 

    • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S., about 25% of male deaths.
    • Half of men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.  


    • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Arizona men. 
    • Lung cancer is the second most common cause of cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in Arizona men.


    • Men are more likely than women in Arizona to be diagnosed with diabetes.
    • The rates of diabetes in Arizona are higher in men than in women. 

    Mental Health 

    • The rate of suicide is consistently higher among males than females. 

    Accidental Injuries and Death 

    • Unintentional injuries or accidents is the 3rd leading cause of death among men.
    • Up until the age of 45, more men actually die from accidental injury than any other cause. 


    • About 9 out of 10 men in Arizona do not consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. 
    • About 74% of all men are considered overweight or obese. 

    Physical Activity 

    • 1 in 3 men in Tucson did not do any activity last month. 
    • Physical activity level tends to decrease with age while the risk of falling increases with age. However, regular physical activity or exercise helps to improve and prevent the decline of muscle strength, balance, and endurance which are all risk factors for falling. 


    • About 15% of men in Arizona smoke. 
    • Smoking kills an average of 12,400 Arizona men each year.

    Need help finding a doctor?

    There are various sources for you to go to in order to find a doctor that meets your needs.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can assist you in finding a doctor.

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    Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention

    3950 S. Country Club Rd.
    Suite 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714
    (520) 724-7904
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