Prostate cancer is the leading cancer diagnosis and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among African American/Black men. African American/Black men are roughly twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and to die from it as their white counterparts. The Cleveland African American Prostate Cancer Project (CAAPP) aims to increase prostate cancer screening and reduce racial disparities by mobilizing barbers and institutional partnerships through a comprehensive, community-based participatory research program.
Barbers have an integral role in the community, as they are trusted advisors and confidants for their clients. In CAAPP, partnering barbers will be trained to discuss prostate cancer and screening information with their clients and alleviate concerns about myths and misconceptions
PRCHN seminars aim to foster conversations and new collaborations, create opportunities to address health concerns, and aid in the work to achieve health equity in our communities. This year, the seminars have featured presentations by researchers and partners focused on community-engaged work that aims to improve health in historically underserved communities.