Welcome to the Northern BC Man Challenge brought to you by the Northern Health Men’s Health Program. We want to challenge men in Northern BC to become better informed about their health by accessing information on healthy eating and healthy living. Here, you will find information on good food, fun activities and stories from men living in the North about how they live an active and healthy life.
The Men's Health program was created by Northern Health in response to the Chief Medical Health Officer’s November 2010 report “Where are the Men?” This report outlined a number of health challenges for men living in northern BC including:
- Higher rates of cancer, suicide, occupational deaths, and chronic disease
- And lower access rates of health care
To address this issue, Northern Health has made Men’s Health a focus area by creating a program to improve the health outcomes of men living in the North. This commitment is closely aligned with Northern Health’s pillars of integrated health services with a population health approach outlined in their Strategic Plan.
This website was created to respond to the concerns raised by men living in northern BC during our community consultation. Men expressed a need for communication tools that engage men in a straight forward, pragmatic, and fun way to address health concerns. This website is meant to be an interactive learning and discussion tool that will educate and encourage men to prioritize their health and lifestyle.