Archive for October, 2010

Legislative, Policy, Public Policy

Prostate Cancer Screening Policy Update

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a large piece of legislation that can be confusing.  Much of the legislation leaves the formation of regulations and implementation to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Men’s Health Network (MHN) is closely monitoring and analyzing regulatory developments for prostate cancer […]

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Editorials, Health, new again, Policy, Public Policy

Black Men Need More Awareness, Access to Prostate Cancer Screening

According to the 2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), “American men with prostate cancer were 25 percent less likely to die from the disease in 2006 than they were in 1999.”  “The rate at which American men died from prostate cancer declined from 31 deaths to 23.5 […]

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Mental Health, new again, Others, Well-being

Passivity and the Male Psyche: Part II

The following post is a follow up to the June 17, 2010 post Part I: Passivity and the Male Psyche. I, NOT YOU When we become truly ready to address our passivity one of the first active steps we take is to see the absolute necessity in dropping one of the most button-pushing, regressive words […]

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Legislative, Policy, Public Policy

What Does the New Healthcare Bill Mean for You?

For many men and their families, September 23, 2010 ushered in a few important changes to health insurance law. To help you easily identify and decipher these changes, Men’s Health Network has summarized some of these major changes in a new document in our online library. It can be found at: http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PPACAinsurancechange0923210.pdf

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