The Cut Hypertension Program (CHP) is a program borne out of evidence that African American barbershops can be places of health prevention, community building, outreach, and treatment for African American men -- a community affected by alarming health disparities in cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV and mental illness. CHP specifically seeks to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities among African American men by empowering barbers as leaders in their barbershops to:
1. Build community capacity through barber health coach training and barbershop-based education/screening events.
2. Partner in implementation science to translate evidence-based barber models into a scalable national model.
3. Build a pipeline of diverse medical providers by inspiring black male youth to become medical providers in their community.
Over the course of 3 days in September, the Center for Excellence in Primary Care practice coaching and training team co-facilitated a health coach training with Dr. Kenji Taylor, program lead of the CHP program and a chief resident in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, for a team of barbers representing three barbershops in the Bay Area. Together, Dr. Taylor and the CEPC training team equipped the barbers/health coaches with the CEPC's evidence-based health coaching skills to engage their patrons in conversations around hypertension.
See below for additional pictures from the training! To learn more about the CHP program, please contact the CEPC training team.