The Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) was established in response to the growing recognition of the need to address the poor health status of males in Ireland.Â However, one of the first challenges facing it was to gain access to reliable data upon which to plan future interventions.Â This remains an ongoing concern - as the Forum seeks to work in an evidence informed way.
This barrier was, initially, overcome when MHFI launched its seminal â€˜Menâ€™s Health in Irelandâ€™ report in January 2004 (www.mhfi.org/fullreport.pdf).Â This document provided the most comprehensive overview of key statistics on men's health on the island of Ireland ever collated up to that time. Â
To mark its twenty-first birthday in 2020, the Forum undertook â€˜Menâ€™s Health in Numbersâ€™.Â Funded by the Health Service Executiveâ€™s Health and Wellbeing Division, this sought to produce:
- A comprehensive Trends Report that describes, in detail, changes in significant markers of menâ€™s health on the island of Ireland in the last twenty years.
- An infographically-driven Menâ€™s Health Report Card that provides a lay personâ€™s synopsis of contemporary key menâ€™s health statistics in the Republic of Ireland.
These were officially launched at a webinar on Thursday 10th December 2020.
In early 2021, an Northern Irish version of the Report Card (funded by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Carers' Support Service) was added to this body of work.
You are invited to download a free copy of each at:
Men's Health in Numbers: Trends on the Island of Ireland -Â https://www.mhfi.org/MensHealthInNumbers1.pdf
Men's Health in Numbers: Irish Men's Health Report Card 2020 - https://www.mhfi.org/MensHealthInNumbers2.pdf
Men's Health in Numbers: Northern Irish Men's Health Report Card 2021 - https://www.mhfi.org/MensHealthInNumbers3.pdf