Free Health Fair Scheduled for Nov. 8 in San Bernardino

UCR School of Medicine chapter of American Medical Student Association partners with Inland Empire Health Plan for second annual event

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Second-year students from the UCR School of Medicine will host the 2nd Annual Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Delmann Heights Community Center in San Bernardino. The fair will feature health screenings, flu vaccinations and other health resources.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Health screenings, flu vaccinations and a variety of health resources will be provided at the 2nd Annual Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delmann Heights Community Center in San Bernardino.

The health fair is organized by second-year medical students at the University of California, Riverside with co-sponsorship by the UCR School of Medicine and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

Members of the community are invited to attend the free event. The Delmann Heights Community Center is located at 2969 N. Flores St. in San Bernardino.

A variety of health screenings will be available, including blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, hearing, mental health and body mass index. There will be flu vaccinations to the first 300 people attending and prescription glasses to the first 100 attendees.

Information on California Covered enrollment, affordable housing, bilingual health care resources, women’s health, after-school programs, homeless services, hospice and elderly care, and financial fitness will be provided. Fitness activities, including yoga, meditation and high-intensity exercise, will also be part of the event.

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Students and advisors from the American Medical Student Association pose after the inaugural health fair in 2013.

For younger participants, there will be face painting, balloon animals. Free soccer balls and sports jerseys will also be given to children as part of a soccer activity. There will be light refreshments, raffle prizes, a free library and gently used clothing.

The event is organized by the American Medical Student Association chapter at UCR with the support of local physicians and medical students. “Our mission for organizing this event is to provide medical students with an opportunity to reach out to a medically underserved community by providing health-promoting services in a fun, family-centered way,” said Diana Tran, a second-year medical student at UCR.

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