Exactly what parts of health promotion work with men and boys? There are specific practices that encourage men to be involved in health programs and specific actions that will discourage them. So how do you know which ones work? The way that health messages are promoted to males is important. Health promotion is based on aspects of customer services, marketing, service design and understanding how men make decisions.
Health services and practitioners can take some simple steps toward making their services more male-friendly and accessible to men. When services consider the needs of men and specifically target and reach out to men their services, programs and initiatives can be very successful.
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen conducted a review of interventions that focused on men to assess whether they were effective in motivating a change in health behaviours.
This resource offers useful insights and examples of successful primary health care and health promotion in community health settings.
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