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DHHS PROPOSES $0 FOR MEN'S HEALTH,

 $27 MILLION FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH 

 Taxpayers, it's time to swing into action! 

 DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson has just released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2002 (www.hhs.gov/budget/pdf/hhs2002.pdf).

His budget includes $0 for an Office of Men's Health.  

In contrast, the DHHS Office of Women's Health is slated for a whopping $10 million increase, from $17 million in FY 2001 to $27 million in FY 2002.  

In January, Men's Health America documented that men's health programs in DHHS lag by a 5:1 margin. If approved, Thompson's budget request would only worsen that disparity. 

Our message is simple: We support women's health, but men's health deserves equal attention.  

Please send the following letter (modify it to reflect your experiences) to your elected officials in Congress. And send it to Secretary Thompson, too, at

 Secretary Thompson

 Dept. of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Ave.

SW, Washington, DC 20201.

The Honorable _____________

 US House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515

or

The Honorable _____________

US Senate Washington, DC 20510

 RE: Neglect of Men's Health

Dear Congressman _________________,  

On February 14,  Representatives Duke Cunningham and Jim McDermott introduced the Men's Health Act (H.R. 632).   This bill now has 68 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. 

 The Representatives also requested that DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson administratively establish an Office of Men's Health, and include that in his funding request for FY 2002.   On April 9, Secretary Thompson released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2002.

His budget includes $0 for an Office of Men's Health. 

 In contrast, the DHHS Office of Women's Health is slated for a whopping $10 million increase, from $17 million in FY 2001 to $27 million in FY 2002.  

In January, Men's Health America documented that men's health programs in DHHS lag by a 5:1 margin. If approved, Thompson's budget request would only worsen that disparity.  

I support women's health. But men die 6 years sooner than women in this country.

Don't men deserve an equal chance at life?   Please contact Secretary Thompson and demand that the DHHS establish the Office of Men's Health, and pay equal attention to the health needs of men. Sincerely,

[your name]

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