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BARBERSHOP 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 Triniese at (617) ​​534-9596​

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? Staff from the Mayor's Health Line​ can participate in your barbershop health day and provide insurance referrals, enrollment, and information to your customers and employees.


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