Two out of five black men suffer from high blood pressure. In addition, black men also experience higher rates of hospital admissions for diabetes complications and hypertension. Research shows that improving population health and achieving health equity will require broader approaches that address social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health. One recent approach, spearheaded by Dr. Joseph Ravenell appears to be reporting some positive outcomes.
Our goal is to replicate the results of Dr. Ravenell’s study in minority communities throughout Michigan, starting right here in Lansing. We will do this by installing blood pressure reading stations in black barbershops and having a healthcare professional visit the shop on a monthly basis to provide free screenings and education. We will track the results of the study by surveying participants before and after screenings.
The project coordinator for this project will be responsible for:
leading the project team and coordinating the project
Implementing the agreed action plan
Serving as the liaison between the organization and the local barbers
Establishing and maintaining relationships with local barbers
ongoing evaluation of project activity and reporting on project progress to the Executive Director
- Resource Development / Management
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18