In July 2012, HHCGA released the Georgia Latino Health Report, which detailed the health status of Georgia’s Latinos. The report identified numerous health disparities, including low levels of insurance, a shortage of linguistically and culturally sensitive services, and unfamiliarity with community resources. Feria Hispana de Salud aims to help bridge that gap by promoting good health awareness and connecting individuals and families with affordable and culturally appropriate health care.
The fair is projected to help over 400 families with free health services such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, women's health and clinical exams, flu shots, and other health assistance. Information booths from a range of health care organizations will also be available.
"Providing Latinos in our region with access to health care isn’t just an important goal; it is essential to the success of our community,”,”
Partners include several Latino American Consulates, Grady Health System; Piedmont Hospital; DeKalb County Board of Health; Southside Medical; and Northside Hospital.
For more information about the event or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Heidy Guzmán at email@example.com or (678) 843-8905.