Oct 3rd, 2012
19th Assu (Samvat 544 Nanakshahi)
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Community Alert 

UNITED SIKHS Health Fair a Grand Success!

Richmond Hill, NY: Over 50 providers from 11 agencies came together on September 30, 2012 at Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society to provide essential health services to the community. The fair attracted over 200 people who accessed services such as Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, BMI, Stroke awareness information, Mental Health Screening, Oral health screenings, and Insurance information. Participants could also participate in ongoing research studies or apply to participate in ongoing diabetes prevention program through Project RICE.
Providers And Volunteers Participants
Providers and volunteers at the Health Fair Participants waiting in line to access services
The health fair was organized with two major goals in mind: to provide services in language to a community that is most in need; and second, to promote awareness of a proactive approach to self-care, instead of reactive. The health fair continues to highlight the susceptibility we have as a community to chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiac disease. It is our hope that regular screenings and early warnings will promote a culture of preventive action, and will motivate community members to engage in healthy behaviors.
Screenings Agencies
Screenings at the Health Fair Agencies at the Health Fair
The event was organized in collaboration with Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society Inc who provided invaluable logistical support. We are very appreciative of the generosity of Neighborhood Health Providers who sponsored the event.
Volunteers assisting participants with intake forms
We would also like to thank all the agencies who volunteered their time to serve the community. A big shout out to South Asian Health Initiative , Queens Hospital Center, NYU College of Dentistry, NYU Medical Center, NYU Emergency Services, NYU College of Nursing, NYU Prevention Research Center, Child Center of New York , and all the individual physicians, medical students and practitioners without whom the event would not be possible!
We at UNITED SIKHS cannot do what we do without the generosity of our volunteers! Thank you to everyone who assisted with the health fair!
For more information on health programs and to volunteer in future programs, please email us at ceed-usa@unitedsikhs.org.
Issued by:
Mankanwal Singh


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