Goal: Improve health and well-being for men.

Men die an average of 5 years earlier than women.1 Healthy People 2030 focuses on improving men’s health.

Men are at higher risk for many serious diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer, and HIV. Men also face unique health problems that don’t affect women, like prostate cancer.

To improve men’s health, it’s important to raise awareness about preventive screenings and regular health care for men of all ages. Interventions to reduce smoking and drinking and promote healthy behaviors also can help prevent diseases and improve men’s health.

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  • 0 Getting worse
  • 0 Baseline only
  • 0 Developmental
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Murphy, S.L., Xu, J., Kochanek, K.D., & Arias, E. (2018). Mortality in the United States, 2017 [PDF file]. Retrieved from