UNM Hospital’s Southeast Heights Clinic will join the Albuquerque Indian Center and Ed Romero Terrace Apartments April 11 in co-hosting “Celebrating Community, Celebrating Our Health,” a free health fair aimed at providing health resources to Albuquerque's International District.
“Our goal is to bring resources directly into the neighborhood and educate people about terrific community resources they might not even know are available," said Christina O’Connell, UNMH Southeast Heights Clinic director.
The Southeast Heights Clinic is located at 8200 Central SE on the corner of Central and Texas SE. More than 100 booths offering free health screenings, live local music, group exercise and free lunch, will be located next to the clinic on Texas St. SE between Central and Zuni Rd. The day will also feature drop-in discussions at the clinic on topics ranging from healthy cooking to fair lending and breast self-exams. There will also be hands-on exhibits, a photography show featuring portraits of east central residents, CPR training, and a foot massage provided by UNMH foot care nurses. Event hours will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“We are so excited to kick off the health fair. We expect it to grow year after year. It’s a great opportunity for us to celebrate our diverse community and really showcase all of our community partners who are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all individuals – and especially the people of the southeast heights,” said O’Connell.
Participants will include: UnitedHealthcare, Enlace Comunitario, Reading Works, Littleglobe, First Nations Community Healthsource, Refugee Well Being Project, Comadre a Comadre, Catholic Charities, Health Leadership High School, ListoNM, Albuquerque Fire Dept., United South Broadway, Global Women's Pathways, UNM Center for Reproductive Health, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, New Mexico Rape Crisis Center, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Blue Cross Blue Shield, YWCA, UNM Native American Health Services, International District Health Communities Coalition, Asian Family Center, Communities Leading Healthy Change, Central NM Housing Corporation, Parents Reaching Out (PRO), Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity and many more.
For more information visit the health fair's website, http://www.id-healthfair.net .