UNAC/UHCP Hits the Black Barbershop

March 2011

Nurses screened hundreds of patients, and optometrists gazed into more than 200 eyeballs at this year’s African American Men’s Health and Empowerment Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

UNAC/UHCP members volunteered again to help the Diabetic Amputation Prevention Program (DAP) provide free diabetes and high blood pressure screenings as well as eye examinations. Though the program is known as the Black Barbershop Outreach Program, this year’s event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, a sign of its continued growth and success. This year’s event also included a job fair and art exhibit.

DAP seeks to provide health screenings to more than 500,000 African-American men by 2012, out of concern for their higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Thanks go to this year’s UNAC/UHCP volunteers, including the following.

Cynthia Ashby, St. Francis
Anita Carr, Kaiser Clinic Irvine
Maria Cole, Kaiser Fontana
Jocylane Dinsay, Kaiser Panorama City
Patricia Kendall, Retired
Zinna Legaspi, Kaiser South Bay
Rose Paiz, Kaiser Downey
with EMT Timothy Sanchez
Belinda Redding, Kaiser Woodland Hills
Donna Smith, Kaiser San Diego (Staff Rep)
Shelley Stanovich, Kaiser Downey
with daughter Meagan Stanovich, nursing student
Fred Tinamisan, Retired
Karen Unciano, Kaiser South Bay

Cheryl Guidry, South Bay

Mary Cavanaugh (Staff Rep)
Shasa Dabner
Danny Pollock
Thu Shioya