In recognition of Minority Health Month, the 2023 Minority Health Fair was held at the Gadsden County Courthouse Square in Quincy on Saturday, April 15.
The event began at 10 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. and featured free health screenings, food vendors, prizes, and a free workout session at noon.
Attendees were able to have their blood pressure, blood sugar, and sickle cell anemia traits checked, as well as browse a variety of health related displays set up by organizations such as Florida A&M University, Apalachee Center, Florida Department of Corrections, and Gadsden Senior Services, which offered information on a variety of issues including Diabetes, COVID-19, mental health, medical marijuana, first aid and CPR, and hospice care.
Food vendors were also present, including Maverick’s Tropical Island, Conch City Catering, and MR iGotDemPeanutz.
The health fair was hosted by the Mother Care Network, the Sickle Cell Foundation, Gadsden County Health Council, Florida Health, and the City of Quincy.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service