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Arkansas Minority Health Commission to host health fair Oct. 6
Posted: November 26, 2018
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host a community health fair on Saturday, Oct.6 in partnership with the Sebastian County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith College of Health Sciences.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elm Grove Community Center on 1901 N. Greenwood Ave. in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Attendees will be offered free health screenings for prostate, cholesterol, pulse oxygen, blood pressure, glucose, HIV/AIDS and body mass index.
Vendors and additional participants will include:
Alcohol Beverage Control
ARcare – will provide HIV screenings
Arkansas Department Workforce Services Mobile Unit – will provide on site job applications
Arkansas Health and Wellness
Arkansas Human Development Corporation
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation – will provide prostate screenings
Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition
Fort Smith EMS
Fort Smith Fire Department
Fort Smith Police Department
Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Inc.
U.S. Marshall’s Office
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, College of Health Science – will provide health screenings (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, pulse oxygen and BMI)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR SAVES
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Translational Research
YU Train Fitness
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is excited about the opportunity to partner with Sebastian County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith College of Health Sciences for this health initiative providing screenings and health education.
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission works to assure that all minority Arkansans have equitable access to preventive health care and seeks ways to promote health and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.