June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we men are encouraged to seek regular medical care and early treatment for disease and injury. But all too often, we face uncertain choices about what really are the best prevention and treatment options for our needs. And many of us have faced barriers or confusion navigating between different healthcare providers and health systems.
At the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), we’re working to make the situation easier by funding a wide variety of research projects designed to help men answer important questions about their health and health care. We’re comparing treatments to learn which are most effective for combatting the diseases that are the top killers of men. We are also funding research that looks at how the health system can become more effective in treating men. And we are doing it in a way that directly involves patients in the research process.