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Free Community Health Screenings
June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Friday, June 21st from 12 noon to 4 pm, United Way of the Dutchess Orange Region will be partnering with HRH Care Community Health and the New York State Department of Health to offer free community health screenings at the Family Partnership Center (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie).
Screenings will include blood pressure monitoring, BMI (Body Mass Index) and the A1C blood test that will alert you to prediabetes, diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes or, if already diagnosed with diabetes, will monitor how well you’re managing your diabetes. In addition, there will be a PrEP worker available for those interested in learning more about preventing HIV/AIDS. HRH Care Community Health will be distributing free Narcan Kits on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be a role model for the next generation by showing them how important health is. Can’t find a babysitter? No worries, free child care will be provided while you get your screening. There also will be giveaways including gift cards, goodie bags, refreshments, and a drawing for a bike and bike helmets.
If you are interested in this event, but do not have transportation, please call 845-471-1900 ext 3106 to arrange free transportation within the City of Poughkeepsie only.
Eight community organizations will be providing information about their resources: Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Program, Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County, Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, Dutchess County Department of Behaviorial and Community Health, Esperanza Dutchess County Hispanic Organization, Family Services, Hudson River Housing, and Pathstone.
According to the CDC, Americans use preventative health services at about half the recommended rate. Be proactive–take control of your health this summer through this great community resource! Poughkeepsie residents, these few routine tests taken at the free health screening can make a big difference to your tomorrows.
About United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. In 2017-18, charitable contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations to United Way’s Community Fund supported nonprofit partners in delivering services to 166,433 residents of Dutchess and Orange Counties. For more information, go to www.uwdor.org.