Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Screenings, Education

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) will be coordinating the Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative for the ninth year. This community health fair will take place Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church Annex, 321 N. Rogers St.

The CSBM partners with Indiana University School of Nursing, Hoosier Barber, Razor’s Image Barbershop & Salon, and others for this event. In addition to free health screenings and educational information, participating barbershops will offer on-site barber services for a fee.
Heart disease, stroke, and hypertension are the leading cause of death for African American men. CSBM seeks to enlighten Black men about cardiovascular diseases through screening and education. The Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative encourages community members — and especially Black men — to be proactive in pursuing early detection of heart-related issues. This event will also include information on IU pre-college programs; how to gain admission to IU as a returning student or adult learner; and candid conversations among Black men about health, insurance options, and gaining and maintaining wealth.
All health screenings are open to the public and free of charge.
For additional information, please contact Shatoyia Moss, City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Director at or by phone at 812.349.3559.