LAA presents 4th Annual Hispanic Health Fair on June 3
Comprehensive fair offers many free screenings to Latino population

 

WHAT/WHO:
The Latin American Association presents its 4th Annual Hispanic Health Fair, with Univision 34 Atlanta, Northside Hospital, Grady Health System and other health care providers. The following services and screenings will be offered free of charge: glucose screenings, bone density exams, cholesterol screenings, mammograms for women over 40, blood pressure, vision exams, dental exams and more. An Expo featuring community health care and social services resources is also part of the fair.

 

WHEN:
Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:
Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

 

WHY:
Many Latinos are uninsured and lack access to basic health care services, says Cynthia Román, managing director of the LAA’s Family Well-Being Department.

“This fair offers free preventive medical care to the Latino community,” Román says. “We want attendees to get a clearer picture of the state of their health so that they can receive treatment if they are developing a chronic condition. We also aim to educate the community about the resources at their disposal. We want them to have personal contact with organizations that provide health care and social services so that they can receive the assistance they need.”

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Aixa Pascual: apascual@thelaa.org, 404-234-4143

 

Thank you to the 4th Annual Health Fair sponsors:
Presented with: Univision 34 Atlanta, Northside Hospital and Grady Health System, and the support of Mercy Care, Four Corners Primary Care Centers, Consultorio Médico Hispano and CETPA/¡Vida Life!

Gold sponsors: Amerigroup, WellCare, PeachState, Cruz & Asociados

Silver sponsors: CareSource, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Non-Surgical Orthopaedics

Media sponsors: MundoHispánico, El Patrón 105.3, Radio Información, Qué Pasa en Atlanta?

 

The Latin American Association is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that empowers Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. Founded in 1972, it is the largest and longest-serving agency in Georgia dedicated to serving the needs of Latino families.

For more information, visit www.thelaa.org