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SNMA To Host CommUNITY FEST Health Fair on Sept. 30

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at UMB is hosting its 15th annual CommUNITY FEST, a free health fair, on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at historic Lexington Market. This year’s theme is “Filling in the Gaps.”

To promote good health among Baltimore residents, numerous health screenings, resources, and activities are available for people of all ages. Services offered include blood pressure screening, diabetes screening, HIV/AIDS testing, dietary and nutritional information, flu shots, immunizations, and more. Social and legal services will be offered as well, and there will be raffle prizes and food.

Through health education and promotion, the SNMA hopes to foster a healthier Baltimore, one family at a time. More than 300 Baltimoreans attend and benefit each year from this health fair, which is a collaborative effort involving University of Maryland schools (medicine, pharmacy, dental, nursing, physical therapy), local organizations, and the Baltimore City Health Department.

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Jasmine Blake Clinical Care, Community Service, For B'more, PeopleSeptember 12, 20170 comments
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Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau

On Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., the next iteration of the SOWK 631 Wednesday Speakers Series brings the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau to the School of Social Work auditorium.

The Speakers Bureau is a public education program that addresses misconceptions and raises awareness of the realities of homelessness. Speakers are homeless and formerly homeless individuals who share their stories with students, communities, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and other interested parties.

The Bureau’s twin goals are to humanize homelessness and to engage the wider community in working toward effective solutions: permanent affordable housing instead of temporary shelters and abandominiums; universal health care instead of fragmented schemes to enrich insurance companies; and adequate incomes for all rather than poverty wages, welfare destitution, and charity.

This is a unique opportunity to engage the real experts on homelessness; the entire SSW community is invited. Please address questions to Jeff Singer at jsinger@ssw.umaryland.edu.

We are comprised of a coalition of organizations in the Baltimore area that includes Beans and Bread, Project PLASE (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment) and Health Care for the Homeless.

Matt Conn Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsSeptember 29, 20160 comments
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