Friday, February 17, 2012

Heart Health Screening event & SMASH B Results

It was a busy weekend for AAHI! On Saturday, February 11, AAHI participated in the 5th Annual Heart Health Screening & Education Event. The African American Health Program and the Holy Cross Hospital Community Health Department celebrated Heart Health Month by hosting this event where participants received free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, oral cancer, glaucoma, and vision. AAHI displayed its information table of health topics and resources available to the community in multiple languages and used the wheel of health education to educate people about breast cancer.
02-11-12 HCH Heart Health Screening

Then on Sunday, February 12, AAHI supported Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP) at the Screening, Management, Awareness, and Solutions to Hepatitis B (SMASH B) Results & Vaccination event. Participants from the SMASH B Screening event in January were invited back to receive their screening results and given the option of starting the Hepatitis B vaccine. There was also a short, educational presentation where Dr. Loc Le explained the general interpretation of Hepatitis B screening results and Nguyen Nguyen outlined the vaccination process and treatment referrals. AAHI also setup an outreach table to educate participants on various health topics as well as on local resources while they waited to receive their result.
02-12-12 SMASH B Results and Vax #1

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