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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. In addition to the services they deliver, the HHS programs provide for equitable treatment of beneficiaries nationwide, and they enable the collection of national health and other data.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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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. MHN conducts free health screenings and consultations in more than 100 locations across the country each year.

Review Date: October 23, 2012

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Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. PCF connects patients, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline. Many important discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer since 1993 resulted from PCF funding or coordination—including the development of new medications, gene therapy approaches and the development of vaccines that may soon work with the body’s immune system to kill prostate cancer cells.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Prostate Cancer Research Institute

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of men's lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.

Review Date: September 29, 2010

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Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity

The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51, of the American Psychological Association, advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice. Division 51 believes aspects of traditional gender roles are restrictive in nature and often lead to negative consequences and unhealthy interactions for many individuals and society. SPSMM endeavors to point out constrictive conceptions of masculinity that have inhibited men's development, reduced men's capacity to form meaningful relationships, and contributed to the oppression of others. SPSMM supports the empowerment of all persons and believes this empowerment leads to the highest level of functioning in individual men and women.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

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ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer is committed to not only reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. ZERO sees a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.To accomplish this goal, they increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and fund local grants to end prostate cancer through their national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. ZERO conducts free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educates patients, families and those at-risk.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

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