The National Hispanic Medical Association Partners with Mary’s Center to Highlight the Importance of Preventive Care

A Health Fair with Free Screenings will be held for the Community.

Washington, DC, April 29, 2017 --( The National Hispanic Medical Association and Mary’s Center will host a health fair with free screenings, free reading glasses, and health awareness activities to remind the community that poor health can lead to more serious health concerns if problems are not addressed early.

What: Prince George’s County families are invited to get free check-ups at Mary’s Center thanks to the support of the National Hispanic Medical Association. There will be a Farmer’s Market where fresh local produce will be given away to encourage a healthy diet. Anyone can benefit from these free health services provided by local health providers.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Mary’s Center, 8908 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

Why: Medical professionals often stress the importance of prevention as the key to staying healthy. At the health fair, doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers will be screening families for medical, dental, vision and other basic concerns with the hope of preventing more serious issues such as diabetes, heart disease and even premature births. In children, poor dental health and vision can lead to infections, abscesses and even death if not treated early. One way to stay healthy is to get your eyes and vision checked regularly to avoid these more serious health complications. This event is free and will have something for everyone. No appointments necessary.

The National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. The NHMA helps improve the health of US Hispanic populations.

Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary's Center serves over 40,000 individuals from more than 100 countries through eight locations in Washington, DC and Maryland.
Mary's Center
Lyda Vanegas
202 420 7051
Luis Vasquez-Ajmac, National Hispanic Medical Association. Telephone (310) 421-6479