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For Immediate Release
The Market at Delta College Hosts SALUD Health Fair
Saturday, March 22
The University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in partnership with The Market at Delta College, is hosting a free SALUD Outreach Health Fair on Saturday, March 22, from 10am - 2 pm, at Delta College’s Budd 3 parking lot. This will be the second Salud Outreach Health Fair at Delta College this year. The first took place on January 18.
During Delta's SALUD Outreach events, local pharmacy students from U.O.P. will offer free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. In addition, the fair will offer personal medication reviews and a limited amount of flu vaccines to the Hispanic community, which is normally underserved in terms of healthcare. Delta College's fair will also include numerous health education booths.
The ultimate goal of this outreach program is to bring awareness directly to the Hispanic community about the importance of obtaining regular health screenings. The conditions being screened for are the leading causes of death within the Hispanic community. According to San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS), “In San Joaquin County, a much greater percentage of Hispanic adults (about 1/3) were without any health insurance in 2009 than any other race."
SJCPHS says the leading causes of death in the Hispanic community are heart diseases (20%)
and diabetes (5%). The free SALUD Health Fair screening services offered at Delta College can help save lives.
The SALUD Outreach Health Fair encourages everyone to come out and take advantage of these free screenings. Please bring as many friends and family members as possible. Special thanks to University of the Pacific, Delta College and The Market at Delta College team - Fidel Cabuena, Charles Fregoso and Gena Expose for joining forces to support SALUD Health Fairs.
For more information:
University of the Pacific
Delta College Director of Auxiliary Services
San Joaquin Delta College