January 29, 2016

Men's Health Takes the National Stage

World-renowned men's health expert, Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., met with other leaders in men's health in Washington, D.C.


Men's Health experts Gathered around podium
Penny Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, National APRN Health Policy Liaison for the Veterans Health Administration; Dennis Barbour, founder, president and CEO of Partnership for Male Youth; Martin Miner, president of the American Society for Men's Health, professor at the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine and director of the Men's Health Center at Miriam Hospital; and Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., professor of family medicine and urology and secretary/treasurer of the American Society for Men’s Health (L-R).

The White House held an unprecedented Dialogue on Men’s Health to outline new health priorities for young and adult men in America. Men’s health expert, Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., professor of family medicine and urology, was given the distinctive opportunity to participate in a panel on men’s health advocacy.


More than 200 key opinion leaders, all passionate about improving men’s health, attended the Dialogue. Keynote speakers included: Broderick Johnson, White House Cabinet Secretary & Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper task force, Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, and Michael P. Botticelli, Director of the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy.


“It was an honor to be a part of a landmark meeting that will serve as a springboard for men’s health advocacy, education, and research in the future. It’s also amazing to see President Obama’s program My Brother’s Keeper drawing national attention as a bona fide vehicle for communities to embrace healthy men,” said Dr. Heidelbaugh.


The goal of the Dialogue was to highlight the current state of men’s health and discuss strategies for actively engaging men in their own health. The Administration conveyed a message of hope and introduced a variety of speakers to share unique strategies in men's health education and outreach.