The National Men's Health Strategy
The National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030 aims to help every man and boy in Australia to live a long, fulfilling, and healthy life. It will improve health outcomes for Australian males by:
- helping men and boys optimise their own, and each other’s, health and wellbeing
- building the evidence base for improving men’s health
- strengthening the health system’s capacity to provide quality appropriate care for men and boys.
Initiatives and programs
Male Health Initiative
This initiative supports male health organisations to raise awareness and education on key men’s health issues (e.g. mental health and chronic conditions). This includes informing policy through stakeholder consultation and building the evidence base.
Organisations funded were:
- Healthy Male
- the Australian Men’s Health Forum
- the Centre for Male Health (Western Sydney University).
An independent evaluation of the Male Health Initiative was done in 2021. Read the evaluation report.
Men’s sheds are community-based, non-commercial organisations that are open to all men. Learn about the work we're doing to support men's sheds.
We are supporting the following studies:
- the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) – this study follows boys and men over time as they transition through the different stages of life. It aims to inform government policy and program development in male health, and support researchers working in the men’s health space.
- conducting a gap analysis of evidence for male health – this will involve
- an in-depth literature review
- stakeholder consultation process
- reviewing higher education curricula to identify training gaps in effective gendered communication
- conducting a literature review to assess the barriers to health system access by men and boys.
Other preventive health initiatives
Read about other preventive health work we fund that will impact the health of men and boys in Australia.