RB6_2 The difference between male and female life expectancy in Illinois is 6 years, 73.8 years is the life expectancy for men compared to 79.8 years for women. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mortality rate is higher for men. Despite these differences, men’s health fails to be prioritized in health and social policies in the state. This research uses microdata from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to learn about the prevalence and predictors of men’s health in Illinois. Empirical analysis shows that men suffer more than women from cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, and hypertension. It is recommended that Illinois put forward a comprehensive men’s health strategy to ensure gender equality in health and healthcare.