MDC Serving Community Health Needs
Responding once again to the health care needs of the local community, Miami Dade College hosted its seventh annual Community Health Fair at MDC’s Medical Campus.
Attended by scores of people from across South Florida, the free event offered participants access to a wealth of valuable health information and screenings performed by MDC students, under the supervision of MDC medical faculty, allowing them to put their classroom learning and skills into practical use.
Access to Health Care
“The Health Fair provides an opportunity to receive health care at no cost to those most in need, providing services to those who are least able to afford the care,” said Dr. Armando Ferrer, Medical Campus president. “For many individuals, this may be the only exposure to health care they will have this year.”
Services offered at the Fair included bone density screenings, glucose and cholesterol tests, mammograms, and dental and vision screenings. Pharmacists from the Florida Pharmacy Association and representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also supplied information and answered questions. And for the first time in the Fair’s history, eyeglass repair was available.
Knowledge is Power
Nearly 30 agencies were on hand with learning materials covering a wide variety of topics, including acupuncture, substance abuse, heart disease, medication safety, diabetes, nutrition, holistic medicine, cancer prevention, hospice care, family planning, reproductive health and more.
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