UNMC invites refugees to June 21 health fair

Liz Kumru | June 16, 2014

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center invites refugees to attend its fifth Bridge to Care Health Fair on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Benson High School gym, 5120 Maple St. The event will provide free health screenings during Omaha’s World Refugee Day.

Bridge to Care is an interprofessional, community engaged and student-led legacy project of the Service Learning Academy in the UNMC College of Public Health.

The health fair also will feature:

• Dental screening;

• Vision screening with free glasses for those in need;

• Blood pressure screening;

• Blood sugar testing;

• Body mass index testing; and

• Health education.

For more information, contact Ruti Margalit, M.D., associate professor and director of the  Service Learning Academy, rmargalit@unmc.edu, 402-559-7458.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.


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