SYRACUSE — The Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition will host a Back-to-School Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Zion Church, 71691 CR 33 Syracuse. This event is organized thanks to funding and generosity from K21 Health Foundation and Jasper Plastics. The NIHHC will be providing free health screenings.
During Saturday’s health fair, the NIHHC will be offering the following free health screenings: lipid panels (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose), blood pressure, body mass index, anemia (for children and adults), and Memorial Hospital will be testing for sickle cell anemia.
Lipid panels require participants to have been fasting for a minimum of 12 hours. The free screenings will include a one-on-one explanation of what each result means, and with concrete ways on how each person can improve their health.
The purpose of the NIHHC health fairs is to increase access to health services to underserved, uninsured community members by helping them to identify if they are at risk of diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, among others, which increase the risk of suffering of heart diseases or stroke.
If participant requires further medical attention, the NIHHC will assist the participant in seeking options that are viable to their health needs and economic status. All services are free while supplies last. No appointments are necessary.