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Barbershops as Hubs of Health: The Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Tackles Disparities in Black Men’s Health

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Black Barbershop Health Initiative scheduled for Saturday in Evansville

Black barbershops are more than just a place to get a haircut, they serve as a therapy center and a place of healing for Black men. This is why the annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative is such an important event. Taking place this Saturday in Evansville, the initiative offers free health screenings and education on chronic diseases to the community.

The initiative is a statewide effort that recognizes the crucial role that barbershops play in the health of Black men. Statistics from the Indiana Department of Health show that Black men have the highest mortality rate of any group in Indiana, and prostate cancer is more prevalent among Black men in Indiana than any other racial or ethnic group. The initiative aims to provide accessible health resources to address these disparities and encourage Black men to seek preventative medical care.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at seven participating locations in Evansville, including Fila’s Designs, Jerald’s Barbershop, The Dapper Man’s Parlor, Lynch’s House of Coiffure, Going Forward Barber & Beauty Shop, Super Fresh, and Chinnos. This initiative is an important opportunity for Black men in the community to prioritize their health and well-being.

Black barbershops provide a unique setting for providing health screenings and education because of the strong relationship between Black men and their barbers built on trust. By leveraging this relationship, the initiative aims to make it easier for Black men to seek out important health resources and take control of their own well-being.

By Samantha Nguyen

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