T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) will host a community health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at FoundCare Health Center at 2330 S. Congress Avenue. The event, titled “Start This School Year with Clean Air, Nutritious Meals, Exercise and Preventive Check-Ups for the Entire Family,” will allow the underserved, uninsured and at-risk members of our community to access health care services and health education.
The health fair is free and open to the public. Offerings will include: back-to-school immunizations, dental screenings, vision testing, pap smears, breast exams, diabetic testing, blood glucose and cholesterol level checks, HIV testing, and breathing capacity checks. The event will also include presentations on living healthier lifestyles and health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), HIV, diabetes, and heart disease. There will also be presentations on smoking cessation, physical fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and fire safety. Infant car seat education/training and free backpacks will be available. Free transportation will be available from Washington Elementary in Riviera Beach and from the Urban League in West Palm Beach every half hour during the event.
“T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and our community partners are very pleased to offer access to health care to those who might otherwise go without it,” states Dr. Dudley Brown, who is the TLJMS Health Committee Co-Chair along with Dr. Seth Crapp. Event sponsors include Children’s Medical Services, FoundCare, Florida Health Department, Palm Beach County Immunization Coalition and the Palm Beach County Safety Council.
The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society is a West Palm Beach-based 501(c)3 organization. TLJMS is comprised of a group of dedicated health care professionals united to improve the health and wellness, access to medical care, academic and career opportunities, and the quality of life for underserved populations through the provision of health care, education and youth development services. For its members, TLJMS seeks to elevate the professional success of members through information, education and networking opportunities.