CHA Training: Barber & Beauty Edition
"Trusted Messages from Trusted Messengers"
Community barber and beauty professionals are trusted individuals within minority communities that individuals look to in order to provide health education, resources, and guidance to help eliminate barriers to care. They have the ability to help increase community member’s participation in health screenings, which will ultimately have a positive effect on early detection and reduction in certain diseases such as cancer. "The Shackle Free Buzz", inspired by our agency's own GoodDaddies Fatherhood Initiative, is an effort to increase awareness by facilitating access to resources that promote health and wellness through local barbershops and beauty institutions specifically in rural, low-income, and historically marginalized (chronically poor) communities. Wellness kiosks are strategically placed in barber/beauty institutions participating in "The Buzz" in order to provide access to a wide variety of services, including access to personal wellness navigators/community health ambassadors from Team Shackle Free. All these trusted messengers are asked to do is provide space for the kiosks, distribute materials as provided via social media, or by hosting events. Shackle Free assists beauty/barber professionals in also becoming certified as Community Health Ambassadors (CHA) in order to provide their clients with the most current and reliable information to help them to become holistically healthy. Partnerships with reputable organizations such as Duke Cancer Institute's Office of Community Health Engagement and Equity, Duke African American COVID-19 Task Force Plus, Resilient American Communities, Harvard Medical School, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services support the validity of this initiative. Community Health Ambassador Training: Barber & Beauty Professional Edition sessions will be provided monthly, generally on Mondays when most shops are closed. You don't have to wait to join in and "Buzz", you can join our Facebook group and begin sharing NOW!!! Join The Buzz - Barber/Beauty Professionals Edition today!
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Jacksonville, NC, USA