Take it Beyond the Chair

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In the United States, an estimated 44 percent of black men are diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease.  Black men also have an increased risk of stroke. To empower black men to adopt healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke we have partnered with three black-owned barbershops to create the Barbershop Health Outreach Project.

Barbershops are not just about getting a haircut or shave, it is an experience. Barbers play a vital role in the community. The personal connection and trust between the barber and the client can help influence positive health behavior change. Ultimately, the barbershops have the power to build a healthier community and empower black men to take control of their health.

Six local barbershops, Fair Kutz, Blade Masters, Masterpiece II, Masterpiece Barber College, Executive Cuts, and Hair Unlimited will offer outreach and education including free blood pressure screenings, prediabetes risk assessment screening, health education, and referrals to healthcare providers for those uninsured or without a medical home.

Free blood pressure checks are happening at the following barbershop locations:

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 3-5pm

Masterpiece II

1374 W. Cheyenne

NLV, 89030

702-636-2887

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 10-1pm

Hair Unlimited

1000 M.L.K. Blvd.

Las Vegas, 89106

702-648-9500

 

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 1-3pm

Masterpiece College

3510 E. Bonanza

Las Vegas, 89110

702-438-2887

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 10am-1pm

Blade Masters

2245 N. Decatur

Las Vegas, 89108

702-646-5212

 

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 3-5pm

Fair Kutz

270 S. Decatur

Las Vegas, 89107

702-998-9488

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10-1pm

Executive Cuts

921 W. Owens

Las Vegas, 89106

702-647-4002

 

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 3-5pm

Masterpiece II

1374 W. Cheyenne

NLV, 89030

702-636-2887

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 10-1pm

Hair Unlimited

1000 M.L.K. Blvd.

Las Vegas, 89106

702-648-9500

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