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Annual Minority Health Fair scheduled for April 27

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations.

The Minority Health Fair team host its annual fair Saturday, April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hayward Middle School, 1700, Clifton Ave., Springfield, 45505.

The goal of the event is to connect with the minority populations in Clark County and promote relationship building between minority patients and providers.

The event features free health screenings, doctor consultations and giveaways and is part of CCCHD’s ongoing mission to close improve health outcomes for minority populations in Springfield and Clark County.

Data in Clark County, as well as nationwide, show that racial and ethnic minority groups experience higher rates of illness and death across a wide range of health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and heart disease when compared to non-minority groups.

Participants will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with a local doctor, receive a free health screening, as well as giveaways including blood pressure cuffs and weight scales.

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of public health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve. Our public health workforce embodies humility, respect, leadership, and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve.

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