Free health screenings and flu shots will be provided at the Fourth Annual Refugee Health Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Monroe Middle School, 5105 Bedford Ave., Omaha. The event, which is open to refugees living in the Omaha area, involves the Bridge to Care Refugee Program, a student-run organization coordinated by†the Service Learning Academy in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
The health fair also will feature screenings and education to include:
∑†††††† Blood glucose
∑†††††† Blood pressure
∑†††††† Vision, growth & development
∑†††††† Planned Parenthood, including HIV/AIDS
∑†††††† Information on vaccinations and immunizations
∑†††††† Information on lead, bed bugs, and lice
∑†††††† Dental hygiene
∑†††††† Developmental milestones for youth
∑†††††† Over-the-counter drug display
∑†††††† Diabetes and blood pressure education
∑†††††† Physician-patient communication
∑†††††† Medicaid services
∑†††††† Breast cancer awareness
∑†††††† Kidís Corner activities and health education
The Bridge to Care Refugee Program brings together students, community leaders, health care providers and organizations to assess needs, aid in understanding the health care system, and improve cultural awareness among community health care providers and students. Students gain experience in caring for the growing refugee population, so they can effectively serve the communities. Other products and services will be provided by: UNMC Colleges of Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine; UNMC Optic Shop; Creighton Florence Clinic; OneWorld Community Health Center; Planned Parenthood; Omaha District Dental Society; Creighton Dentistry; Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance; Lutheran Family Services; Southern Sudan Community Association; Omaha Public Schools; Nebraska Regional Poison Center; College of St. Mary; American Red Cross; and the Omaha Fire Department.
For more information, contact Chelsea Souder, at (402) 943-6806, or firstname.lastname@example.org.