Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Recap: Busy Weekend of Outreach!

AAHI attended two health outreach events this past Sunday! It was a busy day for our Health Promoters and staff, but it was great reconnecting with the community.

In the morning, AAHI joined the Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA) for their Health Fair in Silver Spring. The event featured a variety of vendors and physicians providing health education and free vision, hearing, and dental exams. There were free flu shots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Community members also had the opportunity to participate in lab tests and will discuss their results with physicians at another health fair on Sunday, September 27th.

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Later on in the afternoon, AAHI attended the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC)'s 2015 Health & Community Service Fair in Gaithersburg. There were free health seminars about new developments on cancer treatment and mental health. In addition, community members were able to receive free health screenings and consultations. Several exhibitors from federal and local government agencies, as well as community service and health-related organizations were present.

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At both events, AAHI's Resource Information Table featured a variety of general health information on cancer, hepatitis B, osteoporosis, diabetes, mental health, and tobacco cessation. Community members who stopped by our table got to spin our Wheel of Health Education which had information on local resources. We also offered free bone density screenings which was a huge hit!

Thank you to our community partners, GNFA and CCACC, for having us at your health fairs! 

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