YMCA hosts health fair for LatinX community

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina:

ASHEVILLE, NC, August 3, 2022 – For many in our region getting access to their healthcare and community information can be challenging.  The YMCA of Western North Carolina is partnering with area organization to host a resource fair being many much needed resources all in one place – at the Reuter Family YMCA in South Asheville.

The YMCA has been hosting this event for several years with the Mexican Consulate to provide an alternative to accessing records without driving to Raleigh. This service is only available for those who made appointments in advance. To make the partnership a complete resource, additional area organizations were added to offer health screenings like blood pressure, glucose and A1c, plus vaccines, diabetes risk tests, job opportunities and additional resources to all be onsite and available this week free of charge – no appointments necessary.

Free Community Health and Resource Fair
Reuter Family YMCA
3 Town Square Blvd., Asheville
August 2-4 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Area partners include the State of North Carolina, Buncombe County Health and Human Services, Buncombe Partnership for Children, Blue Ridge Health, CiMA, Council on Aging, UNETE, Centro Unido Latino Americano, Hola Carolina, True Ridge, AmeriHealth Caritas, Western Carolina Medical Society, Our Voice, El Centro, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Healthier Together, Que Pasa, Western Woman’s Business Center, HelpMate, Friday Staffing Services, JM Pro TV and Green Built Alliance.

For more information on making an appointment with the Mexican Consulate, visit their website: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/raleigh/index.php

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