Over the course of its first nine years, the Frederick Community Health Fair has grown from a great idea that provided valuable information and services to 187 local citizens in its first year to a very well organized and broadly supported major event that has served more than 1,500 people the last couple of years.
The Health Fair is organized and sponsored by the the Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF) in partnership with the Frederick Memorial Hospital.
This year, the Frederick Community Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, at the Frederick Fairgrounds.
Below please find the press release from the Asian American Center of Frederick, the event flyer, a list of the many services provided, a link to my interview with Elizabeth Chung (Executive Director of the Asian American Center) about the Community Health Fair, and links to the Asian American Center on the web and Facebook.
Contact: Mary ieng
Phone: (301) 694-3355
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9TH ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Frederick, MD – The ninth annual free Frederick Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. The event is hosted by the Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF) in partnership with Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Health Fair attendees will receive free personalized services from volunteer medical professionals that may include flu shots, health screenings, Hepatitis testing, information on managing chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and much more. The day-long event focuses on providing individuals with links to follow-up services and medical care, as well as educational materials on health issues. Free language interpretation services are available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Burmese, and ASL, ample free parking is available onsite and the facilities are wheelchair accessible. Individuals and families without health insurance are encouraged to attend.
The Fair also gives participants the opportunity to see physicians in a variety of medical specialties ranging from allergies to cancer and gynecology. Individuals with a specific need or question regarding available services are urged to call the Asian American Center at 301-694-3355 for more information and to pre-register for the day.
Nearly sixty exhibitors from local businesses and non-profit organizations geared to a healthy lifestyle will be onsite, along with government health and human service agencies sharing tools and educational materials on important health issues. The event also includes free grocery distribution.
Started in 2007, AACF’s Community Health Fair is made possible through the generous support of community donors, and has attracted hundreds of attendees, volunteers, local businesses, wellness professionals, and healthcare agencies. Volunteers are still needed to assist with this year’s event. To access the online volunteer application, visit www.aacfmd.org/frederick-community-health-fair. For more information about the 2016 Community Health Fair, visit www.aacfmd.org.
The following services are provided at no cost
• Flu Shots – adult and child
Screenings: Hearing, Vision, Bone Density Checks, Blood Pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Hepatitis B and C, HIV Testing
• Oral Health Education & Referrals
• Mental Health Evaluations
• Access to interpreters from 13 different languages
• Access to one-on-one sessions with doctors from over 15 specialties* (Pre-Registration preferred – first come basis): Gastroenterologist, Orthopedic, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Allergist, Pulmonary, Endocrinologist, OB/GYN, Oncologist, Ear, Nose, and Throat
• Access to over 70 community service providers
MIND & BODY WELLNESS
• FREE Exhibitor Give-Aways
• Chronic Care Management
• Tobacco Education
My interview, on WTHU’s “Eye on our Community,” with Elizabeth Chung (Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick) about the Community Health Fair begins at the 25 minute mark of this audio.