To improve health care access to rural communities, MUSC Health Midlands Division and Healthy Me – Healthy SC are partnering to organize a community health fair on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Winnsboro Armory, located at 300 Park Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The health fair will offer free health screenings, adult and children health education, diabetes education, free food boxes (while supplies last), women’s health education, and other giveaways.
“This free community health fair is helping individuals in rural communities to be healthier by providing education about good health care and preventive medicine,” said Tallulah Holmstrom, M.D., MBA, CPPS, Chief Medical Officer MUSC Health Midlands Division. “I am happy we can offer free health screenings and education all in one place for the benefit of the community.”
“We’re excited to host this community health fair in partnership with Healthy Me – Healthy SC for the citizens of Winnsboro,” said Chiquila Barber, MHA, MUSC Health Midlands Division Healthy Me Healthy SC Outreach Director. “We invite everyone in the community to learn about these services and help us spread knowledge about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
Some free health screenings are blood pressure and blood sugar.
About Healthy Me – Healthy SC
The program is a partnership between MUSC and Clemson University and makes use of Clemson’s Health Extension network, which is already modeled on providing food access, health, and wellness to citizens across the state. It also provides extension agents for all of the 46 counties in the state of South Carolina.
Pop-up clinics and health fairs give direct access to health care under the initiatives. For example, in St. Stephen’s, a temporary clinic is set up in a local high school six times per year where medical students provide glucose and blood pressure screenings for diabetes and hypertension prevention and education.
Health clinics and fairs also partner with FoodShare to provide boxes full of fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need.
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