INFORMATION: Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645
DETAILS: Speaker will be Natalie Heart, occupational therapist at SAGE Rehabilitation Hospital
WHAT: Building Healthy Communities Health Fair
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19
WHERE: Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
INFORMATION: (225) 356-0577
DETAILS: A walk will be held at 8 a.m. before the health fair. Presentations, which start at 11 a.m., include: Ask The Doctor with Dr. Garland Green, Dr. Rani Whitfield, Dr. Kenyatta Shamlin and Dr. Tracee Short. Mobile units will include Our Lady of Lake Children’s Mobile Health Unit, Metro Health Bus, Mobile Recreation Unit BREC on the GEAUX, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Mobile Education Unit, OLOL Community Advocacy and Mobile Tele Health, Lifeshare Blood Bus and DARE. More than 40 vendors with various free screenings and test, events and activities for all ages, infants to seniors, free child identification, free food and drinks, spacewalk and door prizes. The health fair is sponsored by Gloryland Baptist Church Health Ministry in conjunction with Mayor’s Healthy Initiative Program.
WHAT: Free screenings for hepatitis, HIV and other conditions
DETAILS: July 19 is World Hepatitis Day. This event will feature education and awareness as well as screenings for hepatitis, HIV, various cancers, blood and cholesterol. Prizes will be given away. More than 5.3 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis, and more than 80,000 people in Louisiana have hepatitis C. Most people do not know they have hepatitis. Sponsored by Avita Pharmacy, Louisiana Hepatitis Program, Our Lady of the Lake, Mary Bird Perkins and HAART.