Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day Fair

By: Leon County Health Department Press Release
By: Leon County Health Department Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - Leon County Health Department 's Office of Minority Health invites you to join in promoting, protecting, and improving the health of Florida's communities by supporting the 10th year of the national campaign to “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day,” on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 10a.m. – 2:00 a.m., at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 100 East Magnolia Drive.

This health observance is aimed at improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. The campaign urges individuals to take charge of their health by visiting a health professional (a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant or another health provider). Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to see a physician, attend a health event in the community, or help a friend, neighbor, or family member do the same.

The Leon County Health Department’s Office of Minority Health has organized a group of healthcare providers, clinics, and physicians to offer free health screenings tomorrow for people who are uninsured or underinsured. Screenings include height and weight measurements; body mass index (BMI) calculations; blood pressure and glucose screenings; cholesterol, HIV and STD testing; and vision screenings.

What: Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Walgreen’s Pharmacy, at 100 East Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, Florida

Who: Hosted by Leon County Health Department’s Office of Minority Health and Walgreen’s Pharmacy. Partners and Participants are:

Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Women’s Health

Leon County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Eye Savers

Tallahassee Community College’s Dental Program

Bond Community Health Center, Inc.

Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.

Frenchtown Revitalization Council

Big Bend Cares, Inc.

Minority Alliance for Advocating Community Awareness & Action, Inc. (MAACA)

Sickle Cell Foundation

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Sharon Ewing Walker Cancer Center

SHINE Program from the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.

March 7x Health (colorectal cancer screening


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