From June 15-21, VA recognizes the 23rd annual Men’s Health Week—a time to raise awareness of preventable health issues, and encourage the early detection and treatment of diseases among American men and boys. This includes over 17 million male Veterans who count on VA to deliver comprehensive care that improves their overall well-being. But no matter the week, men’s health is always a priority as VA. Former Congressman Bill Richardson put it best: “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
Daily exercise, a balanced diet, stress management and routine medical exams are a few of the ways we encourage Veterans—and all men—to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In addition, we offer clinical expertise in key areas, such as:
- Heart Disease
What’s more, we have dedicated research professionals working hard every day to find ways to reduce the risks of these and other diseases. They’re also responsible for garnering insights that are essential to the continuous enhancement of our treatment practices.
Whether you’re a researcher, a clinician or in a non-medical role, you’ll play an important part in advancing Veteran care as one of our employees. If you’re interested in joining the team that cares for our nation’s heroes, please visit VAcareers.va.gov to learn more about the available health care opportunities nationwide.