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Take a Health Professional to the People: A community outreach strategy for mobilizing African American barber shops and beauty salons as health promotion sites

Browne, Mario C. and Ford, Angela F. and Thomas, Stephen B. (2006) Take a Health Professional to the People: A community outreach strategy for mobilizing African American barber shops and beauty salons as health promotion sites. Health Education & Behavior, 33 (4). pp. 425-432.

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    Abstract

    Objectives In September 2002, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day”, a national effort to promote health and wellness in the African American community. The Center for Minority Health (CMH) at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh adopted this model and tailored it to meet local needs by partnering with seven barbershops, two beauty salons, and over one hundred health professionals (HPs) to create what is now known as “Take a Health Professional to the People Day”. The focus of this partnership was to provide screenings and health information to patrons and transform these shops and salons into health promotion sites.


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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: minority, disparities, Health, Promotion, Disease, barbershops, beauty salons, Prevention, Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day, Center for Minority Health, Take A Health Professional to the People Day, community, interventions
    Subjects: Teaching
    Research
    Practice > outreach
    Practice
    Practice > interventions
    Health
    Practice > service
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      Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011
      Last Modified: 26 May 2011 15:16
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/574

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