8th Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative

 

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) will be coordinating the Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative for eighth year.  The initiative will take place on multiple Saturdays in April, 2018. This event will be held in conjunction with local commissions and community partners will be providing health screenings and education at local barbershops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in fifteen cities. Each participating barbershop will offer all customers free health screenings and informational handouts during the statewide initiative in April. The ICSSBM, along with hundreds of volunteers, seeks to enlighten African American men to better understand cardiovascular diseases through screening and education.

 

Participating cities include:  Bloomington, East Chicago, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo, Merrillville, Michigan City, New Albany, and South Bend.  

 

The Kick-Off event will be held on April 6th, at the Cuttime 41st barbershop -4191 Cleveland Street, Gary, Indiana 46409 – and will include free health screenings and haircuts by local volunteer barbers.

 

Recent figures from the Indiana Department of Health show African American men have the highest mortality rate of any group in Indiana. African American men also suffer from prostate cancer at a higher level in Indiana than any other racial or ethnic group.      

 

This is the eighth year for the annual initiative, and from the first year with six cities the initiative has more than doubled to 15 cities. 2016 was a hallmark year as the initiative expanded from one Saturday in April to utilizing every Saturday in April.

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITIES

APRIL 7TH

SOUTHERN & NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUNITIES

APRIL 14TH

  • East Chicago
  • Gary
  • Hammond
  • Merrillville
  • Elkhart
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Jeffersonville
  • New Albany

 

CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITIES

APRIL 19TH-21ST

NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITIES

APRIL 28TH  

  • Bloomington
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Terre Haute
  • Michigan City
  • South Bend

 

This year’s statewide initiative partners and sponsors include Telamon Corporation, Metro PCS, Anthem, Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Managed Health Services (MHS), 1-800 Quit Now, and American Lung Association. The initiative also receives support from Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center and community partners and thrives on the public engagement in each city. 

Black barbershop initiative 5 partner flyer.pdf

East Chicago 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Indy 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Michigan City 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Kokomo 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Jeffersonville 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Evansville 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Merrillville 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Gary 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Hammond 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Elkhart 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Fort Wayne 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

Bloomington 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative (2).pdf

New Albany 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative.pdf

IBBHI Sponsor flyer 2018 20180327093238873.pdf

IBBHI 2018 General flyer 20180420120809668.pdf

South Bend 2018Indiana Black BarbershopHealth Initiative2.pdf