RKM Primary Care — through a partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers and a $5,000 grant awarded by Henry Schein Cares Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities — will host a health fair on Saturday.
RKM also has received in-kind donations of medical and dental supplies for the fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11990 Jackson St., Clinton.
Families are invited to attend and take advantage of the free screenings for asthma, breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension, body mass index, kidney disease and oral care.
“Many serious illnesses can be prevented when we focus on taking steps to stay healthy,” RKM Community Outreach Coordinator Broderick Brooks said. “With support from our health fair partners, we look forward to giving the community an opportunity to receive education about healthy lifestyles, to learn about the importance of prevention and wellness, and to have access to critical screenings.”
The Kidney Trust, a nonprofit based in San Bruno, California, that provides screenings for chronic kidney disease, will participate in the health fair.
Fun activities for children and families are planned, including face painting, jump houses, inflatables and door prizes. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, cold drinks and more will be available.
Established in 1999, RKM is a private not-for-profit network of federally qualified community health centers, with centers in East Feliciana, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes.
RKM specializes in oral and behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, enabling services, specialty care, education, pharmacy assistance and comprehensive outreach services.