Barbershop Series focuses on prostate cancer awareness

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By: DeAnna Tizzie Johnson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Jackson Advocate

Jackson, MS (September 19, 2023) –– The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health’s Black Men’s Health Equity Council will host Choppin’ It Up—The Barbershop Series from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023. This installment focuses on prostate cancer awareness and will be held on the campus of Tougaloo College in the Berkshire A Men’s Residential Hall.  

The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Carl Reddix of the Reddix Medical Group.  Reddix will discuss prostate cancer risk factors for Black men and the importance of early detection. The first seven individuals in attendance will receive a free haircut. Free lunch, health screenings, and access to a Madden video game tournament will be available for participants.  

Sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health’s Black Men’s Health

Equity Council, Reddix Medical Group, Tougaloo College, Office of Residential Life, and Rho 

Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., this event is free and open to the public.  

Contact Warren Jones at (769) 572- 5263 or at wjones@advancingminorityhealth.org for more

information. 

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Media Contacts: 

Dr. Sandra Melvin, iamh@advancingminorityhealth.org (769) 572-5263

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The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health was established in 2019 to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged and underserved minority populations in Mississippi through the development of collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions with a particular focus on health equity.  

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