In Connecticut � and nationally � there is an unacceptable health care disparity.
On average, men die six years sooner than women and are more likely to develop the most serious chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer and stroke. Despite these facts, men are less likely to obtain vital health care screenings.
As state comptroller, I coordinate health care for more than 200,000 lives in Connecticut where we have already proven that strong preventative care saves money and lives.
For these reasons, I am pleased to introduce �Man Up� � a Connecticut campaign to promote men�s health. This campaign will provide information about events and resources to help men improve their health and access care.
We want to ensure that men live longer, healthier lives! It's time to man up.