American males experience a higher mortality rate for every one of the top 10 leading causes of death. Men are twice as likely as women to die of heart disease, are more likely to be uninsured, may lead less healthy lifestyles, and engage in more risk-taking behaviors.
STRIVE (Strengthening the Translation of Health Risks and InterVEntions: Men Surviving through Education), a men’s health and wellness program, is developed to address health related issues within the male population through consumer and professionally focused educational and informational programs. The components within the STRIVE program are developed to promote awareness about risk factors, prevention, treatment, research, policy, and advocacy. Program content is created for participating cities to engage public, private, non-profit, and faith-based sectors to:
- stimulate research participation;
- identify, motivate, educate, empower, and join communities; and
- to create sustainable health and wellness programs.