Empowering communities through health education and screenings

Lakeland Regional Health's ShopTalk program focuses on health outreach efforts in places outside the traditional clinic setting, such as barbershops and hair salons, in an effort to support the decrease of health disparities among people of color.

Participating in ShopTalk

Did You Know?

  • Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are the leading causes of death in African American men.
  • Hispanic and African American women who get breast cancer are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage than white women.
  • Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic men experienced the steepest decline in life expectancy with a 3.7-year drop.
  • Barbershops and salons continue to be an environment where community members share information, dialogue, and build community. By empowering community members through education, we can encourage them to take control over their health, make healthy lifestyle choices, and seek preventative care.

Program Components

  • Barber and stylist health education
  • Health education materials for clients
  • In-shop health education and
    health screenings for clients
  • Physician meet + greets
    This program is provided at no cost to participating shops and salons.

Register your shop for ShopTalk!