LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in collaboration with Union Contra la Diabetes, is holding a health fair Saturday with the goal of helping members of the Hispanic/Latino community.
November is American Diabetes Month and diabetes is a serious problem in the Hispanic/Latino community.
The health fair, called “Celebrando Tú Salud,” is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Union Contra la Diabetes, 3930 E. Patrick Lane in Las Vegas.
Statistics indicate that diabetes affects twice as many Hispanic/Latinos in comparison to white, non-Latinos. It is important to provide information to this community regarding the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors, and tools to help control the disease, the Health District stated in a press release.
Unión Contra la Diabetes will provide free blood glucose testing, weight, blood pressure, vision, and foot screenings.
The Southern Nevada Health District will provide information and resources regarding free and low-cost services about preventing type 2 diabetes and how to prevent serious complications.
The event will include entertainment, music, promotional items, a raffle, and more. For more information, call (702) 207-0400.
Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website.
The Health District is also available in Spanish on Twitter.
Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the Health District on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404.
Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website.
- What: “Celebrando Tu Salud,” health fair
- When: Saturday, Nov. 12. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: Union Contra las Diabetes, 3930 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Admission: Free to public.
- For more Information visit the Southern Nevada Health District online or call (702) 207-0400.
Editor’s Note: The article above can be found in Spanish online at Noticias St. George.
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