For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2012
Women's Health Fair to be held at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center on November 8
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Greater New Bedford (GNB) Community Health Center will host a Women's Health Fair on Thursday, November 8, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the health center's facility at 874 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The event will coincide with AHA! night in downtown New Bedford.
Women are invited to attend this free event during which AHA! event partner, Southcoast™ Health System, will provide education and prevention information from Southcoast Radiology, Southcoast Cardiac Prevention and the Southcoast Centers from Cancer Care. Educational materials will include information on lung cancer awareness, self breast examine instructions, blood sugar awareness, body mass index (BMI) calculator tool and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) "any time" demonstration. In addition, a presentation on breast cancer prevention will take place at 5 p.m. in health center's auditorium on the second floor.
The Southcoast Health Van will also be on site and will provide free screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, vascular screenings and a skin analyzer with sun screen and sun safety information. Additionally, the Southcoast Health Van will offer free flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Free activities for children will include face painting and a visit with clowns. Light refreshments will be served.
This free event is open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 508-992-6553 extension 419 or extension 218.
About the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is a private, non-profit health care organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representative of the economic, educational, and cultural diversity of our community.
Through the generosity of a $10,000 start-up grant and much hard work by the people advocating for it, the Health Center was incorporated in 1979 to expand access to health care services for low-income people.
Today, the Health Center serves men, women, and children and operates a $13.5 million dollar budget. It employs 236 personnel including 33 medical providers and 32 nurses with on-site laboratory and radiology services provided by St. Luke's.
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is proud of its strong history protecting the public health through quality, accessible, and culturally competent primary health care.
For more information, visit http://www.gnbchc.org/index.htm.