CommunitySTaR hosting the South West Sydney Men’s Health Forum: the social determinants of Men’s Health

To coincide with Men’s Health Week, Community STaR (Service for Training and Research) will be hosting the ‘South West Sydney Men’s Health Forum: The social determinants of men’s health’. This forum arose from a need to look at how social and community factors, such as unemployment and social isolation, affect men’s health in this region more broadly. Our keynote speaker is Professor John Macdonald, who is the Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care and Director of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) at the University of Western Sydney and is a patron for the Australian Men’s Shed Association. He will speak at the forum on a social determinants approach to improving men’s health and will be introduced by the honourable Member for Fowler Chris Hayes MP.

The forum is held at the Liverpool PCYC, Cartwright Ave Miller on Friday June the 7th at 10:30am – 2:30pm and lunch is provided. Local and regional service providers that deal with young and older men are expected to attend and efforts will be made to develop a formal South West Sydney Men’s Health network for Men’s Health service providers working in the region.

If you wish to attend please RSVP and contact Harrison Ng Chok on telephone (02) 8738 9326 or email

“If we are serious about engaging men and boys in programs and campaigns to improve their health, we need to look at how they each live their lives as individuals, because the current one size fits all messages aren’t good enough.” -Professor Macdonald

Author: Community STaR

Community STaR is the Service for Training and Research. We are a community-based training and outreach activity of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE), part of UNSW Australia and South Western Sydney Local Health District.

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