Monday, May 7, 2012

15th Annual Minority Health Fair

The 15th Annual Minority Health Fair was held at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center in Mansfield on April 28, 2012.  Numerous community agencies participated in this event by providing free health screenings, health information, giveaways, food and door prizes.

Some health screenings can provide early warning signs associated with many ongoing health problems such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  Screenings offered at the Minority Health Fair included blood pressure checks,  blood sugar, cholesterol, mammogram, prostate, vision, hearing, and diabetic foot screenings.  The Seventh Day Adventist Church also provided the community with a free breakfast and lunch.

Ashland University College of Nursing faculty and students were involved with this community-wide event.  AU nursing students provided a "Cancer Awareness" booth offering community  resources and cancer information.  AU faculty members Patti Clayburn, Marje Silcox and Dan Hellinger also helped at the community health fair.  

AU nursing students.
Marje Silcox with AU nursing students.

Dan Hellinger

Patti Clayburn & Dan Hellinger (middle)