The UM Department of Community Service has partnered with the Belafonte Tacolcy Center to host the 2014 Liberty City Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave. Registration will close at 1:30 p.m.
The health fair will be a means of providing necessary health screenings and education to the uninsured population of Liberty City. Medical students and physicians from the UM Miller School of Medicine along with other community partners will either be providing participants with information or screening for conditions like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, vision loss, depression, osteoporosis, HIV, skin cancers, and other dermatologic problems. Participants with potential problems will be referred to local health care centers for follow-up care.
The fair will also include a bounce house and face painting for the children. Also, anyone participating in a cholesterol or glucose screening should not eat for the 8 hours leading up to the fair.
For a more complete list of screenings and more information on the fair, go to www.UMDOCS.org or call 305-243-4898.