“I did not know I had high blood sugar problems. Thank God for the Community Health Fair! I have been able to receive high quality medical care through the community resources referrals I received.” This was a testimony from one of the attendees who was screened for a blood glucose reading of over 350 (normal 70 – 110 mg/dl).
The Kenyan Community Church in Brooklyn Center MN has been hosting an annual Community Health Fair to promote opportunities to eliminate health disparities in the Northeast Hennepin area for a number of years now. This event creates a general public awareness and leads community members to medical and health services that are available through public and private agencies.
The Kenyan Community Church had between 150-300 people attend the August 3, 2014 event, where they delivered on-site medical services and health education through community partners and volunteers. Zandu Health Initiative is the main co-sponsor, providing project management for the event.
- Provide free health care services, especially to the uninsured and underinsured with a focus on children and seniors.
- Engage the community in a health awareness day, and fun through corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
- Create a sustainable program to address the barriers faced by low-income families.
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