Covington, KY—Madison Avenue Christian Church (MACC) will join Northern Kentucky University’s Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU), St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Covington Fire Department and the Northern Kentucky Health Department to hold a community health fair on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1530 Madison Avenue, Covington. NKU nursing faculty member, Dr. Teresa Huber along with MACC volunteers are planning the free event that is open to all Northern KY residents. A cookout beginning at 6 p.m. and fun children’s programs will be provided throughout the health fair by MACC volunteers, who regularly host twice weekly community meals for the area’s under advantaged population.
“The mission of NACU is to reduce health disparity by improving health for the most vulnerable population,” said NACU officer and professor Dr. Teresa Huber. “We are so grateful to the wonderful organizations we are partnering with to provide important health services at the upcoming health fair.”
Blood pressure and sugar level screenings will be available, along with weight, diet and diabetes counseling. St. Elizabeth mobile mammography unit will provide digital mammography screenings at no cost. Participants are urged to bring their medial cards with them. A dental screening representative will be on hand along with nurses from NKU’s Nurse Advocacy center that provides regular health services at MACC on a weekly basis. The Covington Fire Department will demonstrate fire safety to children and adults. The first 100 adults will receive a personal hygiene gift pack. Donations in support of this project will be accepted through June 23rd. Women who receive a mammogram during the health fair will receive a $10 Kroger gift card compliments of the NKY Women’s Cancer Coalition.
“With the help of so many great community partners, we are pleased to open our doors to those in need and to those lacking proper health care services,” said Senior Minister Chinna Simon. “We are blessed to have the support of the NKU Nurse Advocacy Center and so many others who want to help make a difference in people’s lives.”
A Disciples of Christ affiliated church, Madison Avenue Christian Church has an over 100-year commitment to the citizens of Covington, currently hosting a robust community meal program for those in need and sponsoring a Samaritan Car Care program that assists women with families who are unable to afford the cost of routine maintenance and minor repairs to their cars. The church has provided medical programs in conjunction with NKU nurses and registered individuals for the Affordable Care Act. Dedicated church members and hundreds of community volunteers serve on average, 15-20,000 hot meals a year, and over 250,000 meals have been served since the beginning of the program in 2004.
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