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Congressman Gene Green to Host Community Health & Wellness Fair This Friday


On Friday, May 27, Texas Congressman Gene Green will host a Health & Wellness Fair at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, beginning at 10 A.M. with remarks at 10:30 A.M.


During the event, healthcare professionals will screen and/or test attendees for: blood glucose, blood pressure, dental, vision, cholesterol, mammograms, lead prevention, chronic kidney disease, and body mass index (BMI). Additionally, 18-40 year old Hispanic women will have the opportunity to participate in a six-month diabetes intervention program. All services will be free to participants.


Currently, one in 12 adult Texans — roughly 2 million people — have been diagnosed with diabetes; another half million are believed to be undiagnosed. That number is likely to grow to nearly 8 million by 2040, according to Responding to the Epidemic: Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care In Texas, http://bit.ly/1TYyNXq.


The Community Health & Wellness Fair is being organized in cooperation with the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, which is leading an effort to address prediabetes and diabetes in East Houston.


Event partners include: Allendale Chiropractic Clinic, Bureau of Community and Children’s Environmental Health, Centro de Corazon, Change Happens, City of Houston Health Department, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, City of Houston Parks & Recreation Summer Youth Programs, Community Family Centers, Dia de la Mujer Latina, Gateway to Care, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services/Hope for Health Mobile Clinic, Harris Health System, Houston Area Women’s Center, Houston Food Bank, Houston International University, Houston Police Department, Legal Aid, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Molina Health Care, National Kidney Foundation, Optivision Eyecare, Shine Dental, St. Hope Foundation, Target Hunger, Telemundo Houston, Vecino Health Center, WIC, YMCA of Greater Houston.


WHAT:          Community Health & Wellness Fair 


WHEN:         Friday, May 27, 2016

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Remarks at 10:30 A.M.

Program speakers include: Congressman Gene Green; State Senator Sylvia Garcia; Dr.Willa Hsueh, Chair Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; and Dr. Evangelina Trejo Villagomez, Research Specialist Diabetes Research Center and Diabetes Program.


WHERE:       Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center,

6420 Market Street, Houston, TX 77020


DETAILS:     Congressman Gene Green invites residents of the 29th Congressional District of Texas to a Diabetes Intervention & Prevention Health & Wellness Fair on Friday, May 27.


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