STERLING HEIGHTS—The ACCESS Community Health and Research Center (CHRC), in collaboration with CVS and Kresge Eye Institute, will hold a public health fair that will offer no-cost screenings, information and resources regarding preventive measures for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
ACCESS CHRC, CVS and Kresge Eye Institute (Detroit Medical Center partner)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ACCESS Sterling Heights Center – 4301 East 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Free glucose and cholesterol tests
Free BMI and blood pressure exams
Free consultation with a CVS Minute Clinic nurse
Free screenings (TBA)
Tobacco prevention and cessation
Infectious disease screening and education
Breast cancer screening and education
*Fasting is required for most tests and screenings
“This health fair is a wonderful resource for health promotion and education, provided at no cost to the community. During this free event, community members can learn about the major indicators of health—including blood pressure levels, cholesterol levels, weight and blood glucose levels. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with medical professionals about their results and be referred to the appropriate ACCESS programs to address any identified health risks,” said Whitney Litzner, ACCESS CHRC Public Health Coordinator.
This year’s health fair also occurs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and includes opportunities to learn more about how to reduce the risk for breast cancer. Visitors will learn about the warning signs, have the chance to get screened and discover how to join the fight against breast cancer.
ACCESS strives to empower individuals, families and communities, especially in the area of health. Through this health fair, ACCESS’ goal is to spread awareness of common health problems and to empower people to live healthy lifestyles.
For more information on the health fair, call 586-722-6036.
Grounded in a grassroots commitment to serving our community, ACCESS has a 44-year history of providing health, education, employment and social services. An Arab American nonprofit of excellence, ACCESS empowers residents of metro Detroit to lead healthy, informed and productive lives and extends this mission nationally through advocacy, arts, culture and philanthropy.