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2017 Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative set for Evansville on Saturday, April 8
Posted Date: 3/28/2017

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) will be coordinating the Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative for the seventh time. This event will be held in conjunction with local commissions and community partners and will be providing free health screenings and education at local barbershops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 15 cities. The initiative will take place in Evansville on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and is coordinated by the Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African American Males and other community groups. The initiative seeks to enlighten African American men to better understand cardiovascular diseases through screening and education.

On Saturday, April 8, free screenings and giveaways will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following barbershops:

Fila’s Designs
1010 S. Kentucky Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714

Jerald’s Barbershop
1337 E. Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47714

Shark’s Den Barbershop 
765 Lincoln Avenue 
Evansville, IN 47713

Lynch’s House of Coiffure
555 S. Kentucky Avenue
Evansville, IN 47713

Going Forward Barber & Beauty Shop
1015 E. Riverside Drive
Evansville, IN 47714

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.

Local partners include the City of Evansville and the Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males, Community Action Program of Evansville (Minority Health Initiative), Ivy Tech Community College, Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC), hosted by the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and American Medical Response (AMR). To learn more about the health outreach effort, and to view a complete list of the barbershops involved, please go to www.in.gov/icssbm.

http://vanderburghgov.org/index.aspx?recordid=2812&page=9