Malecare, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1997. Malecare develops practical, life saving programs to address the problem of men dying sooner than women. Since 2005, we have expanded our programs to include services and research regarding the effects of cancer on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people via our lgbt cancer project. We also have developed a program focused on African American fathers, health and parenting, called, our New Dad project. We are oncologists, psychologists and social workers facilitating health care programs, free and open to the public. Many of Malecare's clinical volunteers are themselves diagnosed with cancer. Malecare workshops, lectures, treatment and support groups provide health education to men, their loved ones and their families.
Men's Health - The Problem:
Men get sicker faster and die younger than women.
Prostate Cancer is diagnosed in nearly as many men as women with breast cancer, more than 350,000 men annually worldwide. Men outnumber women as victims of violence and on-the-job accidents. By age 75, American and European men die of cancer at nearly twice the rate of women. Male Breast Cancer cases have risen 25% in 25 years in the United States. Yet, men's health education and prevention is sorely lacking. Men seem reluctant to see a doctor and face barriers when they do.
Men's health, worldwide, is deteriorating every year due to neglect on men’s part, poor access to medical facilities, under-funded research in male-specific diseases and other disparities in medical care.
In the United States, inequalities exist for 30 percent of men in the U.S. – African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans and others. Men of color have the lowest life expectancies: 66.1 years for Native Americans, 67.6 years for African Americans, and 69.6 years for Latinos. African American men die almost 12 years sooner than White American women. Native Americans encompass numerous tribes. And all include men in need of health care.
Learn about your body. Improve your performance. Learn how to fix yourself. Use this web site to educate yourself about the more common health problems and treatment options men face. Go to Malecare workshops in your area. If there are none, then start one. Contact us...we are eager to help. We are you.
|Malecare works worldwide to improve the lives of people diagnosed with cancer, their families and communities by making health services safe, available, understandable and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their health and to receive care that meets their needs. We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality. |
Malecare is committed to designing and implementing contextual, culturally competent and proactive men's health care services, where ever there is need. Barriers are to be broken and the underserved deserve action. Our work for prostate, testicular and male breast cancer patients is presented in English, Spanish, Hebrew, French and Italian.
In 1997, Malecare began as a simple, one time per month, Manhattan based lecture series about prostate cancer. Today, Malecare produces comprehensive men's cancer support programs, internationally and on the internet.
Unique projects include the first prostate cancer support group for gay men and transgendered women in the United States, the first national support program focused on Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual people diagnosed with cancer, our African American Prostate Cancer Research Program and the worlds only male breast cancer support group network. Malecare also has groups for couples, spouses and partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and a group for Spanish speaking prostate cancer patients.
Malecare reaches out to homeless and substance abusing men through its association with a variety of community and religion based nonprofit corporations.
Funding and Advertising:
All of our programs are funded by support from individuals and hospitals. Advertising is limited to relationships with Amazon.com, Haworth Press and Google.com, which you see on some of this web sites' pages. 100% of proceeds from ads are used to support this website. Ads are clearly differentiated from editorial content by a textual comment or image showing that the adjacent texts or images are advertisements. We do not accept advertising from organizations promoting racism, war or products that have shown to be harmful to health, such as tobacco.
Articles: All articles are written by their authors, who are entirely responsible for their content. Any articles not attributed directly, are either written by Malecare clinical staff or are drawn from publicly available materials, such as the National Cancer Institute or Department of Health of the United States.
Malecare is a highly professional, nonhierarchical and lean organization, which values diversity and commitment to the issues and results. Malecare is looking for licensed social workers and psychologists with strong clinical skills, an open mindset, and proven applied intelligence. C.V. and letter may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW Executive Director
Gerald Perlman, Ph.D. Program Director, Special Services
Keith Morton, Director, New Dad Program
Joel Nowak, MSW Director, Advanced Prostate Cancer Program
Franklyn Lowe, M.D.
Daniel Shasha, M.D
Joseph Wagner, M.D.
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information last updated on October, 2006
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