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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Health, Health (General & Financing), Humanities

Mission: 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. With a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and over 30 countries

Programs: MHN organizes and sponsors free health screenings for men and their families in workplaces, at sporting venues, and at other public gatherings (such as community festivals, places of worship, conferences or conventions) --We develop and distribute educational materials related to men's health--We provide speakers on health related topics--We maintain a web site for the dissemination of health information

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful to the Men's Health Network. My husband and I went to a community event they did earlier this year and we did our blood work. The nice staff explained what our results meant and told us how to get healthy. Well a week later my husband's prostate results came back high. We had no idea what it meant. I called and spoke to the nice lady in charge and she gave us recommendations to talk to our doctor and some other prostate doctors she knew. As scary as it was during the process, she helped a lot to calm my nerves. My husband will be ok, he's undergoing treatment, praise Jesus we caught it early. Thank you to the staff for doing the events and being there for our community when we feel we are forgotten sometimes in the current day and age. If I could give 10 stars I would. God bless you all.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can't even express how helpful Men's Health Network is. They went above and beyond to help my church out. We have no budget for doing events and wanted to host a health fair for our 5,000 members. We see a lot of our aging population coming down with cancers like prostate in men and didn't know what to do or how to educate. I contacted them after a google search for groups. I spoke to the vice president who talked me through setting up the event and talked about the educational brochures they have. She even answered some other questions that I had and listened to me about some of the health problems some of our members are experiencing. She sent me an email and it was SO thorough. I was able to download the toolkit and see all the brochures. Even though I didn't have a budget, she sent me a box with hundreds of brochures for the men (and women) of the church. She event provided the goody bags for people to take the brochures with them. We got pens, some t-shirts, a few books, and she even gave us 2 Visa gift cards for our raffle. They weren't able to provide prostate exams for us, but she gave me a list of local organizations who were able to provide information or actual screenings. I've never been so inclined to provide feedback for a group, but this Men's Health Network and their vice president are truly wonderful and doing lifesaving work., God's work. Truly a 'great non profit'.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of working with Men's Health Network on several occasions. I've learned so much about Mens health since working with them. It is clear their mission is to help educate and find ways to advance Men's Health in the United States, which isn't much discussed or thought of, and they are making great strides with these goals.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience interning at Men’s Health Network was invaluable in several ways. I was able to build my skills within the health field and enhance my communicational abilities both written and oral. The team at MHN made me feel welcome each and every day and pushed me to learn more, try new things, and reach out to others. I felt like an integral part of the organization and that my help was sincerely valued. At the same time, the internship was fun and laid back while having an excellent balance of different types of work, which helped me keep my interest always. I would highly recommend an internship at MHN because you can be part of something larger than yourself—working to improve the state of men’s health. The team is welcoming and truly wants you to become better in all your endeavors at MHN, which makes the experience all the more valuable.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As an organization, we've been working with Men's Health Network for many years. We do an annual Men's Health Month fundraiser and Wear Blue. Our clinics are fully stocked with their brochures and we replenish each year. There have been a few men who've let us know that thanks to the educational materials at the health fairs they spoke with their doctors and have gotten health conditions monitored. Great information coming from this group and they are a pleasure to work with.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a former contract employee and although I am no longer with MHN I still advocate for men's health and their programming. I work with local entities in the midwest that have health focuses but nothing specific to men's health. For this reason I am constantly sending people to the great resources that the team at MHN produce both on their website and their store. MHN are the good guys in a sea of confusion around men's health and big pharma, advocating for those they may not have access to care. They are great at what they do to educate about the different conditions without being controlled by pharmaceutical companies or physicians. They have a great balance of education and promotion. Their events are well attended and seeing the smiles on people's faces after they receive their good results is a great feeling. But also its heartwarming to see those individuals who didn't know they had health conditions experience an awakening after speaking with the health educators at events. I truly support Men's Health Network and all they do. Great organization.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a supporter of Men's Health Network as I have seen first hand what an impact they have made in the community. My company does an annual fundraiser where we raise money for more activity within our local Southern community. Men's Health Network has been active and provided us with all the materials and information we have requested and also has sent a speaker to one of our events. We are ever so grateful and will continue to do our part in helping this organization thrive so men and families everywhere can benefit!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a volunteer with MHN for approximately 5 years. I became involved with MHN at the invitation of Mrs. Judy Seals-Togbo. I was involved doing presentations on health and staffing display tables at health fairs for another non-profit organization. Mrs. Togbo and I became acquainted and began combining our efforts. As time progressed she asked me to become a health educator for MHN.

MHN, through Mrs. Togbo has been extremely supportive of my work in the community. They have generously supplied me with whatever material I needed for my presentations or health fairs.
Mrs. Togbo has provided me with transportation at times when my vehicle was unavailable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a former intern who now tries to volunteer back home as much as I can. I was referred by former interns and have myself sent classmates as interns over as well. The work I did with MHN while I was in the office really helped shape my classroom experience back at University. They provided me with a multitude of opportunities to visit with Hill offices, attend briefings, and other health related meetings on behalf of the organization. Across town, and in meetings, I heard nothing but good things about MHN coming from people in the field. At health fairs in the communities I saw a lot of people who really needed the information, happy to have us present. I feel blessed to have had a positive experience and am looking to continue my men's health volunteer work for my community.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I am also a former employee of MHN. My opinion is STAY AWAY! DO NOT work WITH them or FOR them! I am Caucasian, but I witnessed the Director, and his "female pet in charge" underpay minorities who did much more than I did. The environment is dirty, unhealthy, racist, and overall impossible to work in! It is very clear that this organization has a 5-6 month turnover rate and ALSO very clear, they hire incompetent white people to OVERPAY THEM and hire over qualified minorities to underpay and overwork them! I have also witnessed the Director himself making racial jokes and comments to minority staff. The female VP slipped her way into charge somehow with no credible effort to get her there. She now burns holes through the company credit card for personal use, and uses the company phone for texting all her boyfriends. That woman added to about 80% of the dysfunction at MHN. As stated, she had no merit to make it to VP, and when she got there, misused her power to talk down to people and take credit for everyone else's work. The Director? Eating out her palm of course! This place is a wreck, the money is misused and I am SO GLAD I made it out.

Review from Guidestar

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Advisor

Rating: 1

I am one of the former Office Managers of MHN. I was legally under contract until this month and was not allowed to "speak ill" for a year after my employment. As Office Manager, I handled the financial records and national sales/donations of education materials. MHN's Executive Director continually donated large amounts of materials to corporate partners but would refuse to send free material to community organizations and churches. On top of that, when a small church could scrap together the money to buy materials for their congregation, the ED would force me to send extra books and other materials and then charge the church for all of the shipping - despite the fact that the church did not know they would be receiving these materials. In addition, the organization's credit card records of at least one of the employees frequently charged personal expenses and was allowed to continue. These are only a few of the infractions of this completely unhelpful non-profit.

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