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    baseballMen'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 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.

    The Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program develops partnerships and collaborations to promote a comprehensive approach to address tobacco and chronic disease.

    Resources and support for tobacco prevention and cessation. 

    Information about Pima County Health Department HIV and STD services can be found here.

    Males who are over the age of 13 are eligible for services.

      
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    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. 

    The Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program strives 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

    Heart     

    • One third of all men aged 20 and over suffer from hypertension. 
    • The rates of heart attack and high cholesterol are higher among men in Arizona than in women. 

    Cancer 

    • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men. 
    • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. If detected early, there is a 98% chance of survival beyond 5 years.  

    Diabetes 

    • More than 1 out of 10 men in Arizona are 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. 
    • 30% of men have suffered from a period of depression in their lifetime. 

    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. 

    Nutrition 

    • 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. 

    Tobacco 

    • One in 5 males in Arizona are current smokers despite its chronic health effects. 
    • Eight out of 10 lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. 
    • Men are less likely to report health problems or conditions to their doctor. 

    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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    Local Help

    Service Members Man Up, November 1st – November 30th, 2017

    For the month of November, visit your local service organization to start the conversation around Men’s Health issues. Look for the #ManUpPima pint glasses that will be available at the following locations:
    **Stay tuned for list**

    Flash Your Stache for Men’s Health, November 1st – November 30th, 2017

    Visit one of the following barbershops to learn more about men’s health issues and for a discount on your next cut or shave! (Discounts vary at participating locations.)
    **Stay tuned for list**

    Enter a picture of your mustache or beard by November 30th for a chance to win one of two grand prizes.

    Click for contest rules or pick up a contest flyer at your participating barbershop.
    **Stay tuned for link**

    Tucson Comic-Con, November 3rd – 5th, 2017

    Find the Pima County Men’s Health booth at the Tucson Comic-Con for information about heart health, physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Games and giveaways will be available!


    Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention

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

    (520) 724-7770

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