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Taylor modeled her program after the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program. The now nationwide Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program was launched in August 2010 with Congressman Alcee Hastings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The program included over 15 barbershops and beauty shops and has been able to screen over 37,000 men for diabetes and high blood pressure.
Taylor, who is a National Institute of Health-Health Disparities Research Scholar and specialist in culturally appropriate community-based research methodology, hopes that her new initiative would have high levels of success as well among African American women. The program brings to mind the historical and cultural significance of the beauty shop in the black community. Using black-owned beauty shops, the program will provide health information and education and free health screenings to African American women in underserved communities across the nation. The program’s goal: to build partnerships and link health, education and awareness with beauty necessities. It brings addresses the lack of services provided in communities in a safe and personal environment.
The Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program is a vehicle for access to health information, offers free health screenings and education to address the critical lack of services to underserved African American women through Black owned beauty shops across America. The goal of the program is to build alliances with trusted community partners to align health, education and awareness with beauty regimens to address the needs of the African American women in a safe and easily accessible location where personal care is the focus.
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