As a member of the board of advisors to the Men's Health Network, Reynolds Associate Professor and Department Head of Health Stephen Sowulewski was recently invited to speak at the White House’s Dialogue on Men's Health. The audience included Broderick Johnson, White House Cabinet Secretary & Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Michael P. Botticelli Director, White House Office on National Drug Control Policy.
“I was there with a cadre of folks representing academia, medicine and advocacy and to lead a focus group,” said Stephen. “The overarching goal was to collaborate on the development of an official Office of Men’s Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. Secondary to that, the event highlighted the need to engage, inspire, and motivate men to become better stewards of their health.”
Stephen also noted the conversation moved to how society can get additional men insured, as they account for 57%—nearly six million—of the 10.5 million Americans who are currently uninsured and eligible to purchase health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.