Greater Phoenix Hispanic Check for Life

Updated:Oct 15,2012

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Greater Phoenix Hispanic Check for Life

A Barber/Beauty Shop Blood Pressure Screening Program

 
Check for Life is a blood pressure screening program in which barbers/hairdressers serving a predominantly Hispanic clientele are trained by nurses from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to check their client’s blood pressure. They are also trained to provide brief responses based on an individual’s blood pressure reading. Wallet sized tracking cards are provided to clients that can be updated with each visit. Information on how to reduce blood pressure and live a healthy lifestyle is also provided to clients.

The American Heart Association and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses provide everything needed for the program including training, equipment, tracking cards, educational materials, and posters that can be displayed at the shops.  Nurses from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses visit each shop monthly to provide additional materials, collect data, and provide support and training as needed.
 
Barbers/hairdressers keep a record of the number of people screened and the number of elevated readings. Barbers/hairdressers also attend continuing education workshops throughout the duration of the program.
 
WHY BECOME INVOLVED IN CHECK FOR LIFE?
  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVC) rank as the No. 1 killer of Hispanics.
  • Hispanic residents of the Greater Phoenix Metro have a significantly higher mortality rate with regard to heart disease than the National average.
  • Hispanic residents of the Greater Phoenix Metro also have a significantly higher mortality rate with regard to stroke than the National average.
LOCATIONS PARTICIPATING IN CHECK FOR LIFE

Name: Address:Phone:Owner:
SUITE 12 at L'Mage3479 E Baseline, Gilbert602-625-3479Yvonne Gutierrez
NEW AGE at Hair Attractions1245 W Baseline, Mesa480-600-7849Rosemary Vasquez
La Tijera Majica458 N Alma School Rd, Mesa480-655-7595Vianey Rosas
Beauty Performance7611 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix623-846-8989Adriana Garcia
OLGA at Hadley's Salon7730 E McDowell, Scottsdale480-235-4226Olga Boeck

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