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National Outreach

The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program is the only national barbershop-based initiative in the country to address health disparities in African American Men.

About our program

The Black Barbershop Health
Outreach Program

Saving lives one haircut at a time!
The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program's national expansion was made possible in part by support from The Abbott Fund, Charles R. Drew University, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, AARP, Novo Nordisk and many others. Since its inception, 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.
Black Barbershop owes a special thanks to the thousands of black-owned barber shops across the country that made it possible to reach African American men where they feel safe. Strategic partnerships with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, The Black Nurses Association, The Retired NBA Players Association. and numerous HBCU's made it possible to fulfill our mission to screen and educate African American men about the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease.
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

The only National Barbershop Based Health Program

Black Barbershop
50 City Tour Highlight

California Initiative

Black Barbershop California screened over 5,000 African American men.
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Louisiana Initiative

Over 3,000 African American men were screened in cities such New Orleans, Shreveport, Lafayette, and Monroe.
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Indiana Initiative

Over 2,500 African American Men were screened for diabetes and high blood pressure during the Indiana Initiative.
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Missouri Initiative

St. Louis and Kansas City were the primary focal areas where Black Barbershop screened over 1,500 African American men.
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The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program
In the News


NBC Nightly News

Dr. Bill Releford and his Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program on NBC Nightly News
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The Doctors

"The Doctors" feature BBHOP and Dr. Bill Releford
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Abc's the view

Dr. Bill Releford on ABC's THE VIEW
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Health Alert: Diabetes
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The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program Physician Network is seeking culturally competent healthcare providers to join the team.


We are seeking viable partnerships with fraternities, sororities, academic institutions as well as corporate entities.


The Black Barbershop is seeking to partner with barbers and barbershops across the country.