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 50 MILLION MEN

Men’s health is in crisis. Life expectancy of American men is 5 years less than women. To contribute to a transformative change in men’s health,  we need to empower all American men with greater knowledge and resources to stay healthy, and take action early if they begin to experience mental or physical ill health. Closing this gap will lead to healthier men, families and communities.
 
The 50 Million Men Campaign is tackling this challenge through a range of health promotion initiatives and digital health products and programs to be launched in 2019 that seek to improve the health of 50 million American men over the next 5 years.
 
All digital health products will be available free to men and those who support them.
 
Since 2004, Movember has invested over USD $200 million in over 150 research projects in the USA and internationally to develop new approaches for men experiencing poor health across mental health, prostate or testicular cancer.
 
We convened and funded coalitions of researchers, men, their families, and health care providers to develop evidence-based tools, resources and programs aimed to empower men to take action to improve their health, make better decisions and manage life changes they are experiencing. This includes a variety of approaches including websites, training programs, health trackers, and health promotion campaigns.
 
WHY 50 MILLION
To increase the life expectancy of men, we need to empower men at all stages of their lives to stay well and take action early when experiencing ill health. The digital health products and health promotion initiatives were designed through research programs to be implemented globally.
 
INITIATIVES
A.    Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
  • Resources helping men with unexpected life events such as the breakdown of a significant relationship or unemployment, enabling them to better manage the tough times in life.
  • Developed in Australia and already being adapted in New Zealand, we aim to target young men in sporting environments by giving them, their coaches and parents the knowledge they need to decrease stigma, understand mental health and promote help-seeking behavior through organized sports. 
  • Parenting resources and programs to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behavior, and manage the transition to becoming a new father.
 B. National Health Promotion Campaign
  • A national documentary and associated social media campaign on male mental health. Following a successful program in Australia, we aim to raise awareness about male mental health, and the way this is shaped by expectations associated with masculinity. Visit http://manup.org.au/
 C. Prostate Cancer      
  • Through the TrueNTH USA website people can learn more about prostate cancer, listen to the other’s experiences, and self-register to access customized and powerful tools. Available tools include: support for treatment decision making after diagnosis of localized prostate cancer; symptom and side effects management – including but not limited to urinary and sexual side effects; exercise, diet and wellbeing; and PSA tracker for men to track and save their lab results over time. Check out our testimonials
D. Testicular Cancer
  • TrueNTH Testicular Cancer - We want to ensure no man goes through testicular cancer without the knowledge they need and a supportive community behind them. Created with the help of men who’ve been through testicular cancer, our website focuses on knowing your body, seeking treatment if something is wrong, understanding your options, what to expect during recovery, and getting back to living a healthy & happy life. It also features connective tools for psychosocial, peer and decision support. Check out the latest at www.truenth-tc.org.
 
Beyond these initiatives, Movember continues to support the Making Connections program in 14 cities in the U.S. that emphasizes community-led programs that focus on the importance of mental health, prevention, and social connection. It was created and designed by the participating communities to improve the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys.
 
Movember is also evaluating the outcomes of a number of research projects targeting veterans, first responders, men in the workplace and incarcerated men. Following further consultation with relevant stakeholders across the USA, we expect to release further initiatives addressing these at-risk populations over the coming 12 months.
 
SPOKESPEOPLE
Mark Hedstrom is the Global Director of Program Commercialization for the Movember Foundation. Mark is responsible for evaluating, and where appropriate, developing commercialization strategies and business plans for select national and global program investments, including but not limited to, licensing, major grants, development of social enterprise business models, intellectual property royalties and the productizing of health service products. He was previously the US Country Director for the Movember Foundation from 2012 through 2016. Before joining the Movember Foundation, Mark held various positions, serving as the Manager of Global Strategy and Planning at Oakley, a global consumer packaged goods company, as the Chief Financial Officer at The Arbor Collective, a board sports and apparel company, and as a Director of Operations and Finance at The Advisory Board Company, a global technology and consulting company. Mark holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. He grew up outside of Boston but now lives in LA.  
 
Kellie Paich is the Global Director of TrueNTH Survivorship and Clinical Quality for the Movember Foundation. She works along with executive leadership, the world’s best cancer researchers and clinicians, and those with prostate cancer to develop and deliver impactful programs. Kellie effectively leads initiatives focused on improving the quality of care men receive and improving the quality of life for all experiencing the prostate cancer journey. She leads the Movember Foundation’s digital health team, bringing tools and resources to men nationally and internationally through leveraging technology. Kellie has over 12 years of experience working in cancer. This includes driving scalable clinical quality and survivorship efforts that focus on a patient-centered approach – putting the voice and experiences of men with prostate cancer and those who support them at the heart of defining success. She believes that this approach is the path to meaningful change in health systems and the care men with cancer receive. Kellie has earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, sexual health counseling certificate and masters of public health in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.   
 
Susan Todd is the US Director for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for the Movember Foundation. Susan brings a unique blend of expertise in the areas of nonprofit management and strengthening health systems as well as a passion for community involvement. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of 504HealthNet, a non-profit community-based coalition of primary care and behavioral health clinics in New Orleans focused on improving access to healthcare services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Prior to that she conducted research and analysis to implement components of the Affordable Care Act as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. While there she focused on Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment and financing issues, and participated as a core team member in the White House initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Her earlier experience also includes working for NASA as a scuba diver assisting in spacewalk training for astronauts and teaching English in Argentina. Susan earned her Masters of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and her BA in International Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 
 

prEss releases

10.29.2018 IN ITS 11TH YEAR IN THE U.S., MOVEMBER FOUNDATION DEBUTS 50 MILLION MEN 

10.17.2018  THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION MARKS 11 YEARS OF RAISING MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE U.S. WITH SUPPORT FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS

9.26.2018 SCHICK® HYDRO® ANNOUNCES "THE MAN I AM
” ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN AND PARTNERS WITH KEVIN LOVE AND THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MASCULINITY

8.17.2018 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2018™ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MOVEMBER FOUNDATION

8.10.2018 THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION AND THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE 2018 CHALLENGE AWARDS WINNERS

5.10.2018 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION HONORED AS GOLD STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN
2018 AMERICAN  BUSINESS AWARDS®


4.9.2018 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION NAMED AMONG WORLD’S BEST CHARITIES AS IT CLIMBS NGO RANKINGS FOR FIFTH YEAR RUNNING

4.3.2018 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION URGES MEN TO 'KNOW THY NUTS' FOR TESTICULAR CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

3.1.2018 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION APPOINTS TERRY NORTON-WRIGHT AS U.S. COUNTRY DIRECTOR 

12.12.2017 MORE THAN 300,000 MEN AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH WITH THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION

​11.28.2017 SCORE A TOUCHDOWN WITH VISA AND THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION
FOR MEN’S HEALTH THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY 


11.1.2017 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION ASKS YOU TO IMAGINE A 'LIFE WITHOUT THE MAN YOU LOVE

10.4.2017 THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF MOUSTACHERY IN THE U.S. WITH SUPPORT FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS 

9.18.2017 THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE AND MOVEMBER TEAM UP TO TACKLE MEN’S HEALTH ISSUES

9.7.2017 MEN ARE WILLING TO TALK, IF YOU ASK:MOVEMBER’S UNMUTE – ASK HIM CAMPAIGN URGES YOU TO SUPPORT MENTAL WELLNESS BY ASKING THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE HOW THEY’RE DOING