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It’s time to get screened. From the age of 20, men should visit the doctor annually for early detections of diseases and illnesses. Depending on the age, different tests are conducted such as for colon cancer, heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and exercise can prevent men from developing future health complications.

Health Awareness Topic of the Month

September: Focusing on Men's Health

mens screening guides

All Ages:

  • visit a dermatologist annually for a full body skin exam
  • visit an optometrist every 1 or 2 years to check for eye disease and evaluate vision
  • complete physical exam every 3 years
  • annual blood pressure check

20's and 30's:

  • complete physical exam every 3 years
  • yearly checkup for signs of testicular cancer
  • every five years test for diabetes
  • cholesterol screening every 3 years for risk of heart disease


  • cancer screenings for thyroid, testicles, lymph nodes, mouth and skin every 3 years
  • complete physical exam every 2 years
  • every 10 years beginning at age 45 test for colorectal cancer

50's and 60's:

  • every 2 years beginning at the age of 50 test for prostate cancer
  • yearly test for heart disease
  • starting at the age of 50 check and test for signs of lung cancer
  • every 2-3 years, beginning at te age of 70 test for osteoporosis

Join us as a Get Fit GP Partner!

Community organizations and businesses are invited to partner with the City of Grand Prairie's health initiative to help educate and encourage residents to live a healthier lifestyle. Get Fit Grand Prairie is a community-wide wellness initiative that focuses on decreasing childhood obesity and increasing the health of all residents through physical fitness and healthy food options.

Each month the City encourages residents to participate in a healthy activity, such as a community walk, run, or sporting event. Your participation in one or more of these events can boost the level of success for the Get Fit Grand Prairie initiative.

Partnerships will be acknowledged in program brochures, as well as on our Get Fit Grand Prairie website.

Sign up your business/organization to become Get Fit GP partner

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, or call 972-237-7594. We thank you for your time and continued support.

Get Fit Community Partners

*Disclaimer: The City of Grand Prairie is pleased to partner with these businesses; however, these companies are separate entities than the City, and participating with them in this project does not necessarily indicate that the City fully endorses their business or product, nor does the City intend to disparage any other similar businesses or products that may not participate in the Get Fit GP program.

Mental Health: C.O.P.E.

The Grand Prairie Police Department’s COPE initiative stands for Community Outreach Partnership and Education. This information-sharing program allows first responders to have immediate access to helpful information that would assist them in a crisis. Our first responders are dedicated to partnering with our citizens with disabilities, and it is our proactive goal to have a program in place to assist. In the event a person is unable to properly identify themselves, or becomes lost/disoriented, or might act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders, this information could be accessed rapidly.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

PreventT2 classes are offered by Dallas County Health & Human Services. The National Diabetes Prevention Program of the CDC has created the PreventT2 program for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.  

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes for better health. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress. Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

For more information, view Dallas County's Diabetes Prevention Program information page.


Contact Info

Phone: 972-237-8055
Fax: 972-237-8228

Public Health & Environmental Quality
300 W Main St
2nd Floor
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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