ACCA Partners with Men’s Health Network and Kicks off National Prostate Awareness Month

August 31, 2017

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced a partnership with the Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to health awareness and disease prevention. ACCA has been accepted into the Men’s Health Network of Partners, and will coordinate messaging and activities to help improve the physical and mental well-being of men, particularly those involved in the trades.

“ACCA is excited about this partnership because the Men’s Health Network has a wealth of health and wellness resources for men of all ages,” said Paul Stalknecht, President and CEO of ACCA. “As the HVAC industry’s workforce ages, we need to ensure they have the information and resources available to maintain a healthy mind and body. Men’s Health Network also has wellness information available for the younger generation, who may be naive to the physical aspects of the skilled trades,” Stalknecht continued.

“Prostate Awareness Month presents a great opportunity to announce this partnership which is dedicated to encouraging men, boys, and their families to engage in regular check-ups and healthy lifestyles,” said Ana Fadich, Vice President of MHN. “We strive to reach men where they live, work, play, and pray—and the workplace remains one of the most crucial avenues for educating men about their health and wellness, and how that impacts their daily lives and productivity. We look forward to working with ACCA and its members to engage them in healthy behaviors in September, and beyond."

ACCA and the Men’s Health Network will develop programs available to ACCA members, which may include complimentary workplace testing and screenings and co-branding of nationwide awareness campaigns. The two organizations will also partner on information campaigns and social media programs for the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry, including men, boys, and their families. Men’s Health Network also encourage women to have regular health and wellness screenings and check-ups.

For more information about the Men’s Health Network visit

For more information, or to schedule an interview with ACCA, please contact Todd Washam, ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, at


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.