Linnan helps launch new barbershop intervention

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HPDP Research Fellow Laura Linnan (associate professor of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health) will collaborate with David Jolley (associate professor and chair of health education at North Carolina Central University(NCCU)) to develop and evaluate a  barbershop-based intervention aimed at promoting physical activity in African-American men as part of a new Comprehensive Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership Grant. The grant to NCCU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of two awarded in the nation.

Linnan has led three similar beauty-  and barber-shop-based health promotion studies, BEAUTY  (Bringing Education and Understanding  To You), TRIM (trimming Risk in Men), and CUTS (Cancer Understanding Today). To read more about the Center partnership grant, go to: http://cancer.unc.edu/news/2010/release1022.asp

 

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