WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with its 20th annual conference, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and its partners will host a Community Health Fair with important vision and dental screenings.
Envolve's "SeeMore" vision van will provide free screenings, plus free eye exams to children under the age of 18. Colgate's "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" dental van program will provide free education, screenings and treatment referrals to children up to age 12.
In addition to the health screenings, there will be a farmer's market, BOUNCE and fitness activities for children and giveaways.
WHAT: Community Health Fair
WHO: Hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and its partners
WHEN: Friday, April 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The West Lawn of Carnegie Library
801 K. Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
WHY: More than 50 million Latinos live in the U.S., yet for decades Latinos have been denied adequate healthcare access. As a result, there are serious healthcare issues impacting this community, including disproportionate rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression and other disease killers.
We hope you can join us. If you have any questions, please contact Luis Vasquez-Ajmac at (310) 504-4144 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National Hispanic Medical Association:
Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. Its mission is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.
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SOURCE National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)