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April 24: OHSU students to offer free health screenings for Oregonians with unmet medical needs

Health Care Equity Week Health Fair serves hundreds of underserved Oregonians each year

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:  

More than 100 health care students from across the state will offer uninsured and underinsured Oregonians free access to services and tools, including medical check-ups, personal hygiene items, and dental, vision and hearing exams as a part of the annual Health Care Equity Week Health Fair hosted by Oregon Health & Science University.

Media are invited to:

  • Get photos, video and comments from OHSU students
  • Interview Paul Gorman, M.D.,assistant dean for rural medical education, OHSU School of Medicine, about the importance of the annual Health Care Equity Week Health Fair

WHEN:  

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2016

WHERE: 

O’Bryant Square, S.W. Park Ave. and Washington St., downtown Portland

The fair takes place in the parking garage below O’Bryant Square. Media should enter via Stark St.

DETAILS:  

Students and faculty from the OHSU schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry, as well as the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, will work with other volunteers and organizations from the Portland community to schedule follow-up medication appointments and provide resources for addiction, mental health, housing and domestic violence services, and much more.

The health fair features student-organized guest speakers and volunteer events intended to raise awareness about disparities in the U.S. health care system.

For more than a decade, the event has helped hundreds of underserved Oregonians. The fair is held in conjunction with the weekly free meal service, “Potluck in the Park,” in O’Bryant Square. Additional information about Health Care Equity Week, as well as a full list of sponsors and services is available at the Health Care Equity Week 2016 website.

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