Today kicks off Men’s Health Week as men and boys across the U.S. are encouraged to take care of their health and well being. Many of the issues highlighted during men’s health week, including eating healthier, working towards preventative care and long term-well being are aspects that individual men can take care of themselves.

During Men’s Health Month, which begins in June each year, health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based and fraternal organizations, government agencies, and other interested organization plan activities and events which focus on the health and well-being of men and boys.

“Many men do not like to go to the doctor and do not like to think about their own health,” said Judd W. Moul, MD, Professor and Director, Duke Prostate Cancer, Durham, NC, and Advisor to Men’s Health Network. “This is one time a year when we can get the word out that men need to take time for themselves, to think about their health, and take action to improve their health!”

For Potawatomi around the country, there are resources available at Those living near the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Health Services are encouraged to get in touch with their health providers for an annual checkup, check out the weekly classes available at the CPN Wellness Center or learn more about healthy eating through the cooking demonstrations conducted by the CPN Healthy Heart Program.