FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Third Annual Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program takes place this Saturday, April 13, in ten Fort Wayne barbershops. The program began as a grassroots effort to bring health screenings and information to African American men in a place where they feel comfortable—their local barbershops.
This year, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) community/public health nursing students will be conducting free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings and offering free information on prostate health at five of the participating barbershops. The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organizers will hold a news conference 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Unique Touch Barbershop at 3416 Paulding Road, where Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is scheduled to issue a proclamation.
Barbershops taking part in the program: (IPFW students will be at those marked with *)
For more information, contact Andre Patterson in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 260-481-0134 or 260-579-0809.