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Founded in 2006, The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program is dedicated to addressing health disparities in African American Men.

The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program

The Black Barbershop health Outreach Program is the only national barbershop based initiative whose mission is to address health disparities among African American men. Since its inception in 2006, the program has screened over 30,000 men for diabetes and high blood pressure. Black Barbershop has been the inspiration for other similar programs across the country and around the world.
Based in Los Angeles, the program is retooling its outreach efforts to address the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the African American community by launching the Black Barbershop Wellness app. African American patients can now have access to health care provider that better understands their needs and concern through the Black Barbershop telemedicine portal.
It's all hands on deck! We see seeking health care providers, black owned barbershops and volunteers to join the digital health platform to save lives. Now you can see a black doctor, on your mobile devices
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Screen, Educate and Refer.

The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program made history by screening over 30,000 African American Men for diabetes and high blood pressure across the country. To date it has been the largest effort of its kind to address health care disparities among African American men. A prostate cancer education and awareness program was also incorporated into our platform called PEP Talk. The Prostate Education Program to bring awareness to informed decision making as it relates to prostate cancer.

The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program organized over 1150 black-owned barbershop across the country over 5,000 volunteers and collaborated with citizens of institutions and service organisations.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to aggregate African American healthcare providers to address the health care needs of African American people.

Why We Do What We Do

Our goal is to decrease the effect that health disparities is having on the well being of African Americans.

How We Do What We Do

We leverage the power of various technologies and artificial intelligence to reach the underserved and under-resourced African Americans.

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The Barbershop: A safe Place

What Black Men are saying about Black Barbershop

Jamal R.

Shreveport, LA
‘’I went to the barbershop to get a haircut and I was able to get checked out. It's been years since I've been to the doctor. The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program is truly a lifesaver. ‘’

Robert J.

Los Angeles, CA
‘’As a black man, I've always been skeptical about going to the doctor. The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program was in the barbershop at the right time. I found out I have diabetes and high-blood pressure. ‘’

Rene S.

Chicago, IL
‘’ I heard about the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program on the radio. I took my husband to get checked out at the barbershop because he would not go to the doctor but he agreed to go to the barbershop. ’

Marcus H.

Harlem, NY
‘’The barbershop has always been a place where black men feel comfortable, we can talk about anything. Now, we are talking about our health and how to stay alive. ‘’