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Maryland health fair provides free consultation, resources

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More than 500 attend the fair.

AB Wire

GAITHERSBURG, MD: More than 500 people attended a health fair organized jointly by the American Diversity Group and Rainbow Adult Day Health Care Center in Gaithersburg, MD, on April 26.

More than 50 local vendors, as well as top physicians and specialists, practicing in the areas of cardiology, dental, internal medicine, participated in the fair by providing free medical assessments, advice, education and care.

They screened attendees for blood pressure, blood glucose, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, and carbon monoxide. Other tests, such as eye exams and ultrasound of legs were also conducted and uninsured were enrolled for cancer screening and mammogram.

“A number of uninsured patients benefited from the fair,” Mayur Modi, one of the organizers, told The American Bazaar. “The fair provided patients with insurance with more education awareness and resources.”

The hospitals and organizations that participated in the fair include Suburban Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Wall Greens Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy, Community Radiology, ISKON of DC and GOPIO’s Washington, DC, chapter.

Christine Harley, Senior Policy Advisor White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Arlee Gist, Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities at Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Maryland State Del. Aruna Miller and Maryland State Sen. Susan Lee attended the fair.

Kevin Mack, District Director for Montgomery and Frederick counties for Rep John Delaney, and Danielle Perry, a staffer in the office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, gave citations to the American Diversity Group.

Headquartered in Columbia, MD, the American Diversity Group is a nonprofit that aims to bring together a diverse “group of people to build and sustain healthy community and enriched lives.”

Rainbow operates eight adult health care centers across Maryland.


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