Barbershop Series focuses on Diabetes awareness

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By: The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health | Feb 21, 2024

Jackson, MS – The Choppin It Up Barbershop Series will host a listening session on Diabetes Awareness and Prevention on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barbers, Inc. Barbershop, located at 5344 North State Street, Jackson, MS.

The goal of the Choppin It Up Barbershop Series is to promote Black men’s health and well-being. The first five attendees to receive a free health screening will receive a free haircut.  In addition to free health screenings, informative materials and free food will be provided.   

The Choppin It Up Barbershop Series is sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health, the Black Men’s Health Equity Council, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  For more information, contact Warren Jones, MPH at (424) 312-5866 or at wjones@advancingminorityhealth.org.

Media Contacts: 

Dr. Sandra Melvin, iamh@advancingminorityhealth.org (769) 572-5263 

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The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health was established in 2019 to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged and underserved minority populations in Mississippi through the development of collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions with a particular focus on health equity.

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