USA SNMA to Host Health Fair

The following announcement is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler, the blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

In collaboration with Belong, a local non-profit organization that provides resources to immigrant families, the University of South Alabama College of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is hosting a health fair on March 24, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the USA Faculty Club.

“The health fair is designed to impact the Hispanic community, however, the event is open to everyone,” said Hilda Watkins, a third-year student at the USA College of Medicine. “According to the CDC, the top causes of death in the Hispanic population are cancer, heart disease, stroke, unintentional injuries, and diabetes. With such a growing population in the Mobile area, our goal is to provide educational resources that improve health literacy and health outcomes.”

At the event, medical students will facilitate six health-centered tables to provide counseling and information on various health topics. Members of the Medical Spanish Interest Group at the USA College of Medicine also will serve as translators at the event.

The health fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call Juan Torres at (251) 656-4953.

The USA Faculty Club is located at 6348 Fincher Road in Mobile.

Download the SNMA Health Fair flyer.