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Dates: August 18, 2012 10:00 AM to August 18, 2012 4:00 PM
The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association to Partner with Governor Haley's The Original Six Foundation to Provide Free Health Screenings in Bennettsville, SC.
On Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association in partnership with Governor Nikki Haley's The Original Six Foundation and CareSouth Carolina will provide free medical and oral health screenings along with an employment fair at the Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, South Carolina. The event is open to the public and is free of charge for children and their parents/caregivers.
The program, Healthy Children, Healthy Lifestyles, provides access to health care for the underserved, and is co-sponsored by Henry Schein Cares, the global social responsibility program of Henry Schein, the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based health care practitioners. The core focus of the program is to impact behavior and lifestyle changes while promoting health care for the medically underserved. It is expected that approximately 600 children and their caregivers will participate in this event.
In partnership with hundreds of community volunteers, the event will provide a variety of components and resources that will be determined in collaboration with local leaders in Marlboro County. Activities will include a job fair that will provide attendees the opportunity to work on their resume and link them with employers who will be on-site.
Local physicians, nurses, dentist, and community volunteers will address diseases and risk factors that commonly afflict children, such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity and poor oral health. Check-ups will include vision, hearing, asthma, and dental screenings. Children and their parents/caregivers will receive educational materials about the prevention and treatment of health issues and identification/referral to a local health center or doctor's office if they do not have a regular "medical home". There will be a variety of fun activities planned, prizes and giveaways including back packs and school supplies, for participating children, and their families.
Transportation will be provided.
This event provides an excellent opportunity to market your organization and/or your services to the community. For a nominal investment, your organization could exhibit and reach a large number of potential clients, employees, or partners. If you would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Ms. Cynthia R. Frazier ([email protected]) or Ms. April Lewis ([email protected]) on or before Friday, July 30th, by calling at 803.788.2778. Space and sponsorship opportunities are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
The SCPHCA is a nonprofit health care organization that provides a coordinating structure for the state's 18 Community Health Centers.
The Original Six Foundation has organized as a part of a major statewide initiative that will help provide the tools and resources needed for challenged South Carolina communities to grow economically.