Armenian Community Health Fair a Success

GLENDALE–The recent Armenian Community Health Fair organized by the Armenian American Medical Society of California, the Armenian American Nurses Association, and the Armenian Dental Society of California was an overwhelming success. More than 300 community members visited the St. Mary’s Church, in Glendale on Saturday, October 14. Various free screenings, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, dental exams, breast exams, spinal checks, bone density tests, and spirometry checks, were held. The Los Angeles County Office of Women’s Health’s Mobile Van Unit was on hand to offer free pap tests, clinical breast exams and diabetes testing. The event was a very crucial ingredient for the multicultural, multilingual public education campaign. It encouraged many Los Angeles County Armenian women to seek regular, free pap testing to prevent cervical cancer. "It’s Not Flu As Usual" brochures distributed by Krikorian Marketing Group were supporting the County of Los Angeles Public Health campaign that targets families and individuals, the medical community, businesses, and community organizations. The brochures, which will be distributed throughout the community, will be supported by a media advertising campaign that will emphasize the importance of "Clean Hands" as the best form of preventive care to avoid the Pandemic Flu. The campaign will be in Armenian, Russian, Arabic and Farsi languages. Major Sponsors included Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center, Kaiser Permanente, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, QueensCare, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles County Women’s Health Dept., Krikorian Marketing Group, Comprehensive Community Health Clinics, Willow Imaging, Verdugo Hospice, ARS Mental Health Services, and Daylight Adult Health Day Care Center. The Health Fair was supported by: Abbot, Astra Zeneca, Takeda, Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Otsuka, Novartis, Lifescan, and TAP pharmaceuticals.

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