AAWGT Education Meeting-Trimming Health Inequity: Barbershops and Beauty Salons as Trusted Partners

  • 06/17/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • SAVE THE DATE - WEBINAR - Zoom Details will be sent with Reminder


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Education Committee



Barbershops and Beauty Salons as Trusted Partners

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Dr. Stephen B. Thomas, Dir. UMD, 

School of Public Health 

Center for Health Equity

Racial and ethnic health inequities and a history of systemic racism continue to promote distrust in our health system.  Despite current advances in medicine, communities of color are significantly more likely to suffer from certain health conditions — obesity, diabetes, cancer, and now the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Barbershops and beauty salons have long been trusted gathering places. Dr. Stephen Thomas and the Health Advocates In-Reach & Research (H.A.I.R.) Program use the strength of this trusted relationship to bring critical health screenings and information out into the community. Research and experimentation are proving this method of outreach and education is working.  Learn how barbershops and beauty salons help to save lives before and after Covid-19.

This Webinar will be presented via the Zoom webinar format.

Please register here. You will receive a reminder 3 days prior to the event with the link to the Zoom Webinar.

Barber Mike Brown, Dr. Stephen Thomas and Barber Freddy Spry, our three speakers for this event.

Barber Freddy Spry and Dr. Stephen Thomas

Barber Mike Brown and a client.

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