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Posted September 24, 2019

NextLevel Health Partners, Inc., Announces Partnership With Local Barbers To Help Improve Men’s Health Outcomes

The Innovative Barbershop Project Will Allow The Healthcare Company To Increase Preventive Health Behaviors In Men Across Cook County

CHICAGOThe Barbershop Project is an innovative collaboration among NextLevel Health and barbers across Cook County that aims to improve men’s health outcomes. By bringing critical health information to men in community spaces where they gather often, NextLevel Health breaks down the obstructive barriers men face in accessing important health information and care.

Collaborating barbers have become instrumental resources in reaching men in the communities we serve, while providing valuable insights into the social determinants that often become impediments to seeking preventive care and improving health outcomes for many men. By using barbershop appointments as an opportunity to open dialog and encourage men to practice preventive habits, such as getting regular check-ups, our partner barbers help us make our communities healthier in every sense.

NextLevel Health’s partner barbers are active members of our Complete Health Advisory Council, a group of committed community members and organizations dedicated to caring through action. The NextLevel Health Complete Health Advisory Council allows healthcare professionals across the region to better address the social determinants that affect community health and holistic care.

A variety of health resources, such as Information about NextLevel Health and your nearest healthcare provider, can be found in Snootie Fox Barbershop, Code Chilin Barbershop and Barber’s Corner. If you are interested in participating in NextLevel Health’s Barbershop Project, please contact [email protected]

About NextLevel Health Partners, Inc.:
NextLevel Health is a managed care health plan for Cook County residents with Medicaid and for Cook County residents in the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program (Medicare and Medicaid). NextLevel Health Partners, Inc. assists in managing and coordinating your care with a deeper understanding of you, your community, and your health, one-on-one, right in your own community. NextLevel Health Partners best serves their community by increasing access to health care, building strong partnerships in the neighborhoods they serve and by understanding important local issues.