The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) will host a community health fair on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Walker-Ford Recreation Center, located at 2301 Pasco St. in Tallahassee.
The health fair will offer free back-to-school immunizations and screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. The event will also include heart-health, nutrition and prescription education, as well as exercise lessons and voter registration. Youth activities will include: outdoor games, a teenage co-op, exercise lessons, and healthy living classes. Demonstrations will also be held to help spark students’ interest in pursuing science, engineering, communications and mathematics.
“FAMU is in a unique position to address issues related to health disparities in underserved populations,” said FAMU COPPS Dean Michael D. Thompson, Pharm.D. “Our goal is to disseminate meaningful information to enhance the health and well-being of our communities. It is important to provide the community with the tools and knowledge for healthy living.”
The health fair, co-sponsored by the Walker-Ford Recreation Center, is a component of the college’s ongoing efforts to improve the health care of medically underserved populations through research, education, community intervention, and service.
Community partners providing resources and educational services at the health fair include: the Neighborhood Medical Center; Whole Child Leon; NAACP; Leon County Democratic Party; Walgreens; Bond Community Health; Leon County Health Department; and the City of Tallahassee.
Call (850) 599-3171 for more information about the event.