Men's Health County Showdown
Each county in Alabama can compete in the Annual County Men's Health Showdown by conducting one or more men's health activities between June 1 and June 30. After the event(s), the Area Coordinator will submit a summary of the activities including digital photos to be presented at the Area Administrators meeting.
2013 Men's Health County Showdown
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The following counties will be hosting Men's Health events in June. If your county office is planning an event, send us the information via email and we'll add it to the list.
Area 8 social work staff hosted educational outreach activities throughout Men's Health Week as part of their "Taking it to the Streets" campaign. Events included:
- June 11 - The social work director and managers met at the Montgomery County Health Department to develop packets of information for distribution at the week's events.
- June 12 - Staff visited Creek Casino in Elmore County to provide packets to male employees. Staff will visited the Opelika Wal-Mart to distribute information to employees and customers.
- June 13 - Staff visited Georgia Pacific in Chilton County and International Paper in Autauga County to distribute information to male employees. Staff also visited the Phenix City Wal-Mart to distribute information to employees and customers.
- June 14 - Staff had an information table at the Montgomery County Health Department. Staff also visited Central Alabama Comprehensive Health Care in Macon County and Wayne Farms in Bullock County to distribute information. Finally, the Montgomery County Health Department hosted a grand finale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including 15 minute exercise/nutrition consults and work-out sessions at the top of each hour. These sessions will be led by a team of YMCA fitness instructors. All Area 8 employees and the public were invited.
Baldwin County Health Department coordinator Joanna Palmer is planning a "Wear Blue Day" on June 14. The department will also welcome a summer intern who will complete a nutrition presentation in June emphasizing men's health as well as healthy lifestyle choices for all health department employees.
Cherokee County Health Department will host a free blood pressure screening on June 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Information on additional men's health topics will also be available.
Clarke County Health Department coordinator Charlotte Detlefsen is planning a "Wear Blue Day" on June 14. Town mayors in Clarke County will be signing a men's health proclamation.
Conecuh County Health Department will feature billboards emphasizing various men's health topics.
Covington County Health Department coordinator Misty Mooney will have men's health information displayed on billboards in the local hospital as well as at the health department.
Escambia County Health Department coordinator Giovanni Bradford reports that the Coalition for a Healthier Escambia County will host a Men's Health Symposium on June 20, beginning at noon at the D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton.
Monroe County Health Department coordinator Lynn Rainey has planned a "Wear Blue Day" on June 14. The town mayors in Monroe County will be signing a men's health proclamation.
Washington County Health Department coordinators Deborah Dixon and Brittany Tindle will attend a local golf tournament with a booth promoting men's health.
2012 Showdown Summary
The County Showdown returned for a second year due to 2011ís overwhelming success statewide. Each area administrator was asked to select menís health representatives, who would have the task of developing menís health awareness events in counties throughout their designated area. All area coordinators were provided with menís health toolkits, which included nutrition and preventive care educational material along with men's health gear to distribute during their events. Yet again, area and county coordinators went over and beyond the call of duty by organizing several health fairs, free health screenings, and meetings with local government officials.
To read more about their efforts, view the 2012 County Showdown Summary (7 MB).
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