In addition to food, parades and neighborhood entertainment, attendees of this past weekend’s Hue-MAN ‘Ole 4th Ave. South Days also could spend time doing something good for their health.
Southside Community Health Services had their HealthFair11 Q’mmunity mobile medical and dental trucks on-site providing free screenings.
The mobile units are made possible partially through grants provided by Medtronic Philanthropy, who recently announced an additional $1.1 million in Health Access Grants to 22 Minnesota-based nonprofits, including Southside Community Health Services. The grants are part of Medtronic Philanthropy’s goal to expand healthcare access in underserved communities across the metropolitan area. The grants were awarded to organizations that place an emphasis on such chronic conditions as heart disease and diabetes.
Southside Community’s mobile units, which make stops at neighborhood and community events throughout the summer, offer routine preventative health screenings to underinsured, uninsured and Medicare/Medicaid insured individuals. Patients can receive everything from routine dental check-ups to blood pressure screenings and hemoglobin tests in convenient locations throughout the community.
For a list of the upcoming neighborhood and community events that will host the Southside Community mobile units, visit: http://kare11.com/story/news/2015/05/01/health-fair-11-qmmunity-screenings-2015/26725277/