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Share the Health Fair is Back - November 12th!

Oct 10, 2022 9:50:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Share the Health Fair is an annual, one-day free health fair organized by students to offer health screenings, educational services, and community resources for individuals and families within the community who may be otherwise unable to be seen by a healthcare provider.

 

STHF2022

 

perksNOVEMBER 12TH  - 8 AM to 2 PM

Downtown Health Plaza
1200 N MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR

HOW IT WORKS OPTION 1: PRE-REGISTER ONLINE
OPTION 2: JUST WALK RIGHT IN!

 

FREE SERVICES & SCREENINGS!

Visit the STHF Website

 

Our Services

Share the Health Fair offers the following health screenings that are open to everyone:

  • Core health screenings: weight, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure
  • Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations 
  • Blood glucose testing
  • Blood cholesterol testing
  • Glaucoma and vision screenings
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing
  • Lung function testing (spirometry)
  • Bone density
  • Strength and Balance testing
  • Dental screenings
  • Dermatological screenings
  • Mental health screenings (available with private rooms specifically set aside to maximize participant privacy and comfort)

Our Purpose

Since its inception in 1998, the mission of the Share the Health Fair has been to provide basic medical screenings and information on healthcare and healthy living for all members of the Winston-Salem community, especially those who may not otherwise have adequate access to these services. It is an entirely student-organized effort, providing a unique opportunity for Wake Forest University School of Medicine students to learn about community health and promote wellbeing within the community that has welcomed us as we pursue medical education. 

Share the Health Fair exists to help meet these health discrepancies by minimizing barriers to care, improving social determinants of health, increasing awareness of preventative measures to avoid common chronic diseases, connecting fair participants to options for year-round healthcare, and empowering fair participants with the tools necessary to take their health into their own hands.

 

Visit the STHF Website

 

 

Tags: health equity, health care

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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