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The San Patricio County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation on Monday, June 14, naming June “Men’s Health Month.” Pictured front row, from left to right are  Steven Gonzales, San Patricio County (SPC) Information Technology Director, Raymond Dugat, Iain Vasey, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development, SPC Judge David Krebs, Mike Culbertson, Corpus Christi Economic Development, John Hernandez, SPC Engineer, Jesse Falcon, Odem City Council, and David Wendel, SPC Auditor.

For men who are health conscious, or those looking to be, this month is just for you. 

During San Patricio County Commissioners Court last week, SPC Department of Public Health (SPCDPH) Community-based Manager Virgina Lopez presented to the commissioners a proclamation naming June “Men’s Health Month”. 

According to the SPCDPH, Men’s Health Month is an annual health observance that brings awareness to “the health issues facing men” celebrated during the month of June, with Men’s Health Week 2021 observed June 14-20 to coincide with Father’s Day. To celebrate further, everyone is encouraged to wear blue every Friday in June. 

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important for men and boys, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and men age 65 and older, to take care of their health and practice healthy behaviors to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” the SPCDPH stated.  

For more information on the “Men’s Health Month”  proclamation, or to schedule a health program for a workplace, church or civic group, call 361-587-3541. 

For information about scheduling a Men’s Health or other preventive health program for your workplace, house of faith or civic group, contact Virginia Lopez, Community-Based Program Manager, at (361) 587-3541.

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