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Running Strong: A Conversation with Billy Mills on Native Men's Health
Sep 06, 2013 (02:09 PM EDT)
Webinar Series Continues - A Dialogue with Billy Mills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a successful series launch during Men's Health Month, the third in the webinar series Running Strong: A Conversation with Billy Mills on Native Men's Health webinar will feature a tireless advocate for the promotion of health in Native boys and men, Mr. Mills, who will be taking questions and share of his incredible experience.
This webinar affords a unique opportunity to hear Mr. Mills powerful story of success and how his Running Strong organization is seeking to improve the lives of Native young people, and to engage him in a dialogue on what works, doesn't work and what he believes will inspire the next generation of Native youth to live a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT: Running Strong: A Conversation with Billy Mills on Native Men's Health webinar
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
HOW: Join the meeting here: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/r4q6wm9okui
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ABOUT: Billy Mills, recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, is an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) who grew up in poverty on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation and went on to become the first and only American to ever take gold in the 10,000 meter race in the Olympics. Mills is a tireless advocate for the promotion of health in Native boys and men.
WHY: AI/AN males experience death rates 200 to 500 percent greater than AI/AN females for suicide, HIV/AIDS, homicide, unintentional injuries, diabetes, firearm injury, and alcohol-related deaths and 10 to 50 percent higher than AI/AN females from cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. The AI/ANs are the only racial/ethnic group in which males experience higher levels of self-reported psychological distress than females. To date, these disparities are not widely acknowledged and subsequently, AI/AN male-focused interventions have rarely been attempted.
Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow us on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and facebook.com/menshealthnetwork
SOURCE Men's Health Network