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Saving Lives: The Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Critical Health Resources to Black Men in Evansville

BySamantha Jones

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

The annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative is taking place this Saturday in Evansville, providing the community with free health screenings and education on chronic diseases. This statewide effort aims to offer important health resources to Black men, who have the highest mortality rate of any group in Indiana.

Black barbershops play a crucial role in the health of Black men, as they often serve as a therapy center and a place of healing. The strong relationship between Black men and their barbers is built on trust, making barbershops an ideal setting for providing health screenings and education to encourage Black men to seek preventative medical care.

Statistics from the Indiana Department of Health show that prostate cancer is more prevalent among Black men in Indiana than any other racial or ethnic group. Recognizing the importance of addressing these health disparities, the Black Barbershop Health Initiative aims to provide accessible health resources to the community.

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.

By Samantha Jones

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