Health Fair Again Included in African-American Cultural Arts Festival

July 05, 2013

The 24th Annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival, to be held July 27 at Booker T. Washington Park, will again include a Charlottesville Community Health Fair, featuring health screenings and counseling.

The University of Virginia Health System and U.Va.’s Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity are partnering with Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Virginia Department of Health to offer the health fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Health screenings to be offered include blood pressure checks, body mass index measurement, pulmonary function checks, vision and hearing tests, and testing for diabetes, kidney disease and peripheral artery disease.

Scholastic sports physicals will also be offered, but must be scheduled in advance by calling 434-243-2079. Physical forms are available at local high schools or online.

Mammograms will be offered, too, and must be scheduled in advance; call 434-243-4704. Women must be at least 40 years of age and have no prior breast problems. Those with health insurance should bring their insurance cards. Programs are available to cover the cost of mammograms for women without health insurance.

Information will also be available on numerous health topics, including aging, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease, stroke, prostate disease, poison prevention and nutrition.

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Dan Heuchert

Assistant Director of University News and Chief Copy Editor, UVA Today Office of University Communications