“Get Screened, Get Clean” Pop-up Barbershop and Free Health Screenings in Harlem

Institute sponsored pop-up barbershop offered free health screenings and hair cuts for men.

In collaboration with Affinity Health Plan and the New York State Office of General Services, The Institute for Family Health held a pop-up barbershop in Harlem that offered free haircuts and health screenings for men. As part of Men’s Health Week, the event encouraged men to be proactive about their health and set Dads up with a clean look in time for Father’s Day.

The Institute for Family Health encouraged men to continue to utilize health care services by offering diabetes, HIV, cholesterol, glaucoma and blood pressure screenings as well as health presentations and voter registration. In exchange for their participation, men could also receive a free hair cut in one of the barbershop chairs that lined the plaza. The Institute is a community health center that offers comprehensive primary care for men and women at four locations in Manhattan, including the Family Health Center at North General, located on 122nd Street in Harlem. The Harlem facility, like all Institute centers, offers services regardless of ability to pay. In 2013, the center will move to a renovated, state of the art facility on 119th Street.

The event took place on Thursday, June 14th at the plaza on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, and featured entertainment from WBLS radio.