"Black-owned barbershops hold special appeal for community-based [hypertension] intervention…because they are a cultural institution that draws a large and loyal male clientele and provides an open forum for discussion of numerous topics, including health, with influential peers."

Our aim:

Cut Hypertension aims to reduce the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension in the black community by partnering with local barbershops and engaging health professional students from across disciplines in service and education.

What we do:

A small group of 3-4 volunteers visit one of our community partners, like the Barbershop Atlanta and Wheat Street Baptist Church, to provide hypertension screenings and health education to members of the Atlanta community.

During our two-hour visits, volunteers measure customers’ blood pressures, discuss results, and when necessary, connect community members to local healthcare resources.

Interested in volunteering with Cut Hypertension? Complete the brief volunteer training below!

Volunteer Training

Please complete the following steps to volunteer with the Cut Hypertension Program:

  1. Watch the video presentation below.

  2. Complete a short quiz that tests your knowledge of the information presented in the training video.

  3. Contact the Cut Hypertension director using the contact button below and let them know you are interested in volunteering.

  4. Look out for a response that will include information about setting up a time to practice taking a few blood pressures (with the program director) and signing up for your first volunteer event.

  5. Sign up for a date and location.

Have questions?