WE KICK-OFF NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK
AUGUST 12TH IN KENNER, LA
Hispanic community serves as the special focus of the August 12th back-to-school health fair
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) will host a back-to-school health fair Saturday, August 12th at Grace & Restoration Church (Iglesia Gracia y Restauracion), 3000 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The back-to-school health fair is free and open to the public, and will serve as DCHC’s kick-off for National Health Center Week, a week-long national celebration that raises awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers.
The back-to-school health fair, hosted at the church which primarily serves the local Hispanic community, will feature a school supply giveaway and a variety of health screenings and services, including dental, vision, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings and much more. DCHC is proud to partner with Henry Schein, a worldwide distributor of medical and dental supplies, to conduct the back-to-school health fair. Henry Schein will provide a variety of free health care kits to participants. DCHC is one of four health care centers nationwide to be awarded a grant from Henry Schein to support the health fair.
Additionally, pharmaceutical and medical supplies distributor McKesson will support DCHC’s National Health Center Week initiative by providing health care kits comprised of bandage packs, hand sanitizers and toothbrushes. The kits will be distributed during DCHC’s outreach to the homeless at Ozanam Inn on August 16th.
DCHC’s recognition of National Health Center Week concludes with a job fair Saturday, August 19th at its Carrollton health center, 3201 S Carrollton Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Between August 12th and August 19th, DCHC is scheduled to participate in other events as follows:
Health screenings at the Honduran Consulate (event closed to the public) and
Gretna United Methodist Church (event open to the public) 9AM - 1PM
Back-to-school giveaways at Daughters of Charity Health Center – Desire
(event open to the public) 4 - 6 PM
Health Care for the Homeless Day at Ozanam Inn (event open to DCHC staff
Health screenings on the DCHC medical mobile unit during Market Umbrella’s
Farmer’s Market near the American Can Apartments (event open to the public)
3 - 7 PM
Citywide Baby Shower for new and expecting moms taking place at Daughters
of Charity Health Center - New Orleans East (event is free and open to the
public; call (504) 212-9545 to register) 10AM - 2 PM
DCHC Job Fair at Daughters of Charity Health Center - Carrollton 10 AM - 2 PM
A complete list of events, including dates and times can be found here. For media inquiries, please contact Kertrina Watson Lewis at (504) 231-0659.
As an integral part of the health care community for more than 180 years, the Daughters of Charity are committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive health care to all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Daughters of Charity Health Centers offers high-quality, affordable health care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at ten community health centers throughout greater New Orleans. Services include primary and preventive health care, pediatrics, dental, optometry, chronic disease management, prenatal care, behavioral health, and onsite laboratories and pharmacies.
“Champions FORE Health” 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
We hope you’ll consider sponsoring/playing in Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans’ 2nd Annual “Champions FORE Health” Golf Tournament taking place at Joe Bartholomew Golf Course Friday, September 29. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with a tee time of 12:00 noon, Click here for more information.
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