Dedicated to the Needs & Concerns of Queer Men in Interior BC
The Men’s Health Initiative began in 2008 as Engaging Physicians Project looking at how men who have sex with men (MSM) were accessing health care and testing behaviors around safer sex. MSM men were reporting a sense of isolation, stigma, distrust of the health care system resulting in them feeling they were not getting their needs met.
In 2011, Engaging Physicians Project: A Health Education & Awareness Project created through the Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) published “Communicating with male patients who have sex with males & who live in non-urban areas’ brochure and ‘Communicating with your doctor about sex between men’ brochure. In 2012, the project switched to the Men’s Health Initiative.
The Men's Health Initiative acknowledges that we live, work, & play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Sylix or Okanagan Band to the West, the Secwepemc (Sheck-wep-mick) or Shuswap to the North the Ktunaxa (Tun-AH-hah) or Kootenay to the East and the Sinixt or Kootenay to the West.