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Welcome to the Men's Health Challenge Website

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. 

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We Invite You to Participate

We want men in northern BC to become more engaged with their health and wellness. You can become involved in Northern Health’s Men’s Health Program by interacting with our website in a number of ways including:

Sharing your health story- Do you have a story about how you live an active and healthy lifestyle, or want to share your experience battling and/or overcoming an illness or disease? Our website would like to share inspiring and educational stories about northern BC men. 

Sharing a healthy recipe- Real men cook healthy food for themselves and their families. Learning about healthy food will help other men living in northern BC make the right choices for better food. Submit your favorite healthy recipes.  As our list grows, take the time to try some recipes, leave some comments or rate them.

Read the Men's Health Report and take our Health Quiz- Men in northern BC are dying at higher rates than women and men in other health regions of virtually all causes. Learn more about the status of men’s health in northern BC by reading "Where are the men?" After you have read the report, take our health quiz for your chance to win a men’s health package.

If you want to learn more about our website or want to become engaged in men’s health in northern BC, send us an email.