| What is the Barbershop Men's Health Initiative?|
Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are more likely to be hospitalized for preventable conditions like diabetes complications (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality). The Barbershop Men's Health Initiative connects barbers and their clients with health information and services to address men's health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, oral health, healthy eating and prostate cancer. Hosting a Barbershop Health Day is a great opportunity for barbershop owners to share information about health programs and services offered by the Boston Public Health Commission with their clients and employees.
| How to Host a Barbershop Health Day|
Hosting a Barbershop Health Day is easy! BPHC Staff will come to your shop and set-up an information table to provide your customers and employees with free health resources and education. We can also help your customers and employees get connected with health services in Boston through programs like the Mayor's Health Line or the Office of Oral Health, and we can help answer your health-related questions. To schedule a Barbershop Health Day, contact Michaela at (617) 534-2340.
Upcoming Events & Community Announcements
Join the Office of Oral Health & Outreach on Friday July 13th from 3 to 5pm at Mr. D&A's Barbershop at 4184 Washington St. in Roslindale! A student from BU Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be discussing obesity and oral health - come learn how to measure your BMI and receive other great health information.
| Other BPHC Resources for Barbers|
The Office of Oral Health provides dental health workshops in the barbershops with students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Click here
to learn more about what Oral Health can offer to barbershops!
Do you or your clients and employees have questions about insurance enrollment or health care? Check out the Mayor's Health Line! Staff from this BPHC program can participate in your barbershop health day and provide insurance referrals, enrollment, and information to your customers and employees.
Find Health Services:
Find a Community Health Center
Harvard St. Health Center Men's Clinic
Family Van - free community health screenings
SAMHSA Treatment Locator (for substance abuse & mental health treatment)
Dana Farber Community Classes & Outreach
Other Men's Health Resources:
Black Barbershop Initiative
Recommended Preventative Health Tests for Men
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Prostate Health Education Network