Men's Health Information and Resource Centre
Understanding the context and causes of male health
The Men's Health Information and Resource Centre explores men's health in terms of the factors in society and life that build or undermine this health.
Health is a dynamic reality shaped by many factors. An individual's health is the product of many aspects of their life, and the term used for the causes behind health status is the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
MHIRC focuses particularly on the health status of marginalised or disadvantaged males - this includes populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, unemployed men, separated men, incarcerated men, new dads and other males who may find themselves at risk of increased stress and therefore poorer health outcomes.
MHIRC works through important collaborative partnerships with its main funding provided by NSW Health.
We thank you for your interest in furthering the health of men and boys in Australia.
Professor John Macdonald
MHIRC is pleased to be awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence In University Engagement in 2012
Latest News In Men's Health
- 22 Apr 2013: What works for older men in Home and Community Care?(opens in a new window) New training sessions now available in Warringah, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga
- 10 April 2013: What makes a bloke?(opens in a new window) Professor John Macdonald talks about men in today's world on ABC Overnight.
- 12 March 2013: Landmark Event for men's health (opens in a new window)
- 4 March 2013: Engaging Services To Engage Men This Men's Health Week (opens in a new window)
- 26 Nov 2012: MHIRC and NSW Ministry of Health launch a new male health clearinghouse (opens in a new window)
- 31 July 2012: Innovative approaches pay dividends in family law outcomes (opens in a new window)
- 16 June 2012: Men's health report highlights what's missing from policy on The Conversation(opens in a new window)