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Contact Information

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689
Email: info@gohdwd.org

Men’s Health

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Men with disabilities face barriers that may make exercise or preventative screening more difficult.  For example, many fitness centers have equipment that is inaccessible to men with wheelchairs. For more information on fitness center accessibility, see HDWD’s Accessible Fitness Center Brochure.

Males in the United States face many secondary health conditions, including heart disease and prostate cancer.  Preventative screening measures like PSA and colorectal tests are very important to the prevention of secondary health conditions.  In Delaware, men with disabilities are more likely to have preventative screenings tests like PSA and digital rectal exams.  For more information on preventative screening, prostate cancer, and other men’s health topics see our resources below.

AHRQ – Healthy Men

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s site provides advice for men on healthy living habits including preventative medical screening.

Men’s Health Information from Medline Plus

  • Medline Plus provides helpful resources on men’s health basics, including latest news, diagnosis/symptoms of common medical conditions, and preventative medical screening.  Check out links for men’s nutrition and specific health conditions. Also, sign up for men’s health updates by email to receive information by email.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Men’s Health Info

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide links on science and research updates, health and wellness information, leisure and work safety, and family subjects. Men can access reports on the status of men’s health in the nation, as well as, on the prevalence of health conditions in the United States.

Information about Prostate Cancer

  • The National Cancer Institute, a center of the U.S. National Institutes for Health, has created this page to provide valuable information on Prostate Cancer Prevention.  This site provides information about current studies being done on cancer risk factors and prevention.  Men can access information about getting screened, prevention, and healthy lifestyles.

For Information on PSA tests

  • The National Cancer Institute, a center of the U.S. National Institutes for Health, provides detailed information men about Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) tests, a widely know test for prostate cancer and disease.  This site answers questions about getting PSA tests and other methods for screening.

Screening for Life

  • Screening for Life is a program of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  It provides payment for cancer screening tests to qualified Delaware adults.  Prostate and colorectal exams for men are both ways for early detection of cancer, and should be considered a regular part of every man’s preventative health measures, regardless of ability to pay. For more information on the Screening for Life program in Delaware, visit their website.

Men’s Health Network

  • Men’s Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.