What we’re doing about men’s health

We are working to give men information and tools to look after their health. Learn about the work we're doing to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

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.

National Men's Health Strategy 2020–2030

This strategy outlines Australia’s national approach to improving the health of men and boys – particularly those at greatest risk of poor health – and to reducing inequities between different groups.

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:

An independent evaluation of the Male Health Initiative was done in 2021. Read the evaluation report.

Men's sheds

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.

Research studies

We are supporting the following studies:

Other preventive health initiatives

Read about other preventive health work we fund that will impact the health of men and boys in Australia.

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