OHA Member Premier Health Barbershop Health Initiative Aims to Improve Community Health

Premier Health in partnership with six barbershops in Montgomery County to increase awareness of chronic health conditions and promote healthy lifestyle choices within the African American community. Voluntary health screenings will feature free blood pressure, height, and weight measurements, along with a body mass index calculation and a fingerstick test for A1c. The Barbershop Health clinics will also offer, on select dates, Highlight Events that provide additional education and services to participants.

The initiative has served more than 300 community members and there is high participation and efficacy in participants taking the information they’ve learned back home to their families and friends. Read Premier Health’s full press release here.