Neighborhood barbershops are a trusted space to discuss personal and public issues, ranging from family to politics, health, money, and other life issues. Fatherhood Buzz is an effort to increase awareness around responsible fatherhood and parenting issues, and increase families access to support through local barbershops throughout the country.
Our next national effort will be Saturday, January 24, 2015: Men's Health Matters. We'll be having a special kick-off event Friday, January 16, 2015 in partnership with the NFL Players Association in Los Angeles, CA.
Learn more about ways to help support the Initiative in your community.
Building strong partnerships and strong families takes more than a weekend. Find tips and resources here on how to stay connected, whether you're a father or a community partner.
Check out information on past efforts, including tips on health, parenting, employment, and volunteering.
The NRFC provides, facilitates, and disseminates current research, and proven and innovative strategies that will encourage and strengthen fathers and families. The resources For Programs support program development and the needs of fathers and families.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Fathers who model a healthy lifestyle can have a powerful and positive impact on the development and health of their children. In fact, a number of studies have found that children who have actively engaged fathers are more likely to have good physical and emotional health, to achieve academically, and to avoid drugs, violence, and delinquent behavior. This is also a significant time to talk about men’s health because of the new opportunities for health insurance coverage made available through the ACA. Millions of men will be eligible to be covered and receive access to preventative and care services that are critical for promoting and maintaining good health.