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Tackling inequities in men’s health: a reflective lens on the National Male Health Policy

Veronica R Collins, Robert I McLachlan and Carol A Holden
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (2): 62-64.
Published online: 17 January 2011

Coordinated action is necessary to improve the health of all Australian males

The fourth Andrology Australia Forum on men’s health was held in Sydney on 4–6 June 2010, with about 70 researchers, policymakers and health professionals in attendance. The forum theme was “Tackling the inequities of men’s health”, and it provided the opportunity to consider one of the six priority areas of the National Male Health Policy — “Health equity between population groups of males”.1 The presentations and discussions highlighted areas for further consideration in policy implementation, while acknowledging the complexity of addressing health inequities through policy initiatives.

  • Veronica R Collins1
  • Robert I McLachlan1,2
  • Carol A Holden1

  • 1 Andrology Australia, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Clinical Andrology, Prince Henry’s Institute, Melbourne, VIC.


Acknowledgements: 

We thank the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for financial support of the forum (unrestricted educational funding; these organisations had no part in the program, choice of speakers, or this article) and Associate Professor Doug Lording and Dr Carolyn Allan for comments on this article. The Andrology Australia program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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