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Man Up! Take charge of your health

Get health information from a trusted source

MLK Community Healthcare has teamed up with barbershops throughout South LA to offer "Man Up!” – a men’s health education and outreach program that provides health education, screenings and resources on the most common health risks men face - all in a trusted and supportive setting. Getting a health screening has never been easier. Check out our calendar to see where we'll be next!

Be a health role model

As men, we are often called upon to be strong. But how can we be strong for our families, our friends and our community if we’re not healthy? The answer is simple:  We need to step up and be role models for our loved  ones. They are counting on us to:

  • Get a yearly checkup.
  • Get age-appropriate screenings.
  • Take our medications as directed by our doctor.
  • Practice healthy habits.

The good news: MLK Community Healthcare makes it easy for you to do all of these things and more.

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3 easy steps you can take right now 

1. Find a primary care doctor.

See all of our doctors here and call us at (424) 529-6755 to schedule your appointment. You can even talk to your doctor without even having to leave the house. 

2. Attend the next MANUP! event at a barbershop near you. 

All men should know their basic health numbers: blood pressure, sugar and risk of certain kinds  of cancers that affect men. Through ManUp!,  our free barbershop health screening program,  you can get a quick, painless health screening.  We’ll write your numbers down for you on a screening card so you can monitor your progress the next time you come for a cut.  Check out our calendar of upcoming events.

Find our next barbershop event

3. Make a small change  

Small changes can make a big difference in your health and quality of life!  Here are some tips on how you can get on the fast track to better health:

  • Limit alcohol to two drinks a day.
  • Take a 15-minute walk, 6 days a week.
  • Try a simple, healthy and delicious recipe from our Recipe for Health program:
  • Replace soda (pop) with water, sparkling water, or low-fat milk.
  • Choose baked chicken instead of fried or barbecued.
  • Every day eat one green vegetable. (Such as spinach, kale, collards, chard, broccoli, brussels sprouts, lettuce.)
  • Quit smoking. We can help through our smoking cessation support group. 
  • Use lemon to salt your food.
Men's Health Brochure
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* As Man Up events are scheduled, they will be added to the schedule links. If you do not see any scheduled events, please check back as we regularly add events to the schedule. In the meantime, download our Men’s Health brochure to learn about your health via the pdf download link above or don’t wait, call us at (424) 529-6755 to make an appointment to take charge of your health.