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Barbers for Health

BPHC partners with Barbers for Health, a community organization that empowers barbers in Boston to participate in community health improvement. The organization was established in January 2015 to build off several years of active health programming in local barbershops. Through partnerships with local barbershops, health care organizations, community partners, and universities, Barbers for Health has hosted health forums, screenings, and education sessions on issues critical to barbers and patrons, such as prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, oral health, and chronic disease prevention and management. 
Barbers for Health works to strength the linkages among barbershops, health systems, and other community assets to foster health promotion and create a venue for frequent community health activities. To help improve community health even more, Barbers for Health looks forward to working with community health centers in Boston to:
Refer barbershop patrons to services and resources 
        at nearby health centers 
Provide more educational workshops around health 
        issues of greatest need
Provide health screenings to patrons in participating 

Partner barbershops include:

Blue Hill Barbers (formerly Mattapan’s Finest Barbers)
653 Warren St, Dorchester

Klassy Kuts
8 Hyde Park Ave, Jamaica Plain
Razors Edge Barbershop
834 Morton St, Mattapan
J&C Barbershop
137A Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury

​Lawson’s Barbers
1541 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan

​Alberto’s Barbershop
3135 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

For more information, please contact:
Javier Gutierrez, President
Barbers for Health

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: