April 5, 2017

Maryland Center for Health Equity health educator Shawnta Jackson, together with barbershop owners Troy Staton from Baltimore and Fred Spry from Hyattsville, talked at Baltimore's Health Lab @ Light City about promoting healthier communities with the help of black barbershops and salons. The University of Maryland's School of Public Health works with Kaiser Permanente in Baltimore, and Cigna in Prince George's County, to partner with barber shops and beauty salons on initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles in black communities. 

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