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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

CPR Demonstration

Dietician

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.

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