Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Friday, February 19, 2010
Medical Center Campus to provide free health information and services to community
For the fifth consecutive year, Miami Dade College will host a Community Health Fair, offering health information and services to those who may not otherwise have access to regular medical attention. The 2010 fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the College's Medical Center Campus (950 N.W. 20th St., Miami).
The Community Health Fair represents another way MDC is reaching out to meet the needs of our community. Health fair attendees will have access to blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests, along with chair massages, spinal and vision screenings, and information on nutrition, heart disease and cancer prevention. Once again, the fair will provide a limited number of free mammograms and dental cleanings.
In addition to these services, nurse practitioners and pharmacists from the Florida Pharmacy Association will be onsite to follow up with individuals whenever necessary. A Pediatric Mobile Unit will join the health fair in the Children’s Corner.
I would like to thank Dr. Anita Kaplan, president of Medical Center Campus; Madeline Pumariega, Medical Center Campus' dean of students and administrative services; the members of the Health Fair Committee; and our sponsors: Aetna, Florida Blood Centers, Florida Pharmacy Association, American Medical Depot, and Univision, for their support and hard work in bringing these much-needed services to South Florida residents.