Targets West Baltimore
On Saturday, April 19, from noon to 4 p.m., the second annual Project Prevent health fair will bring free medical testing and other health-related services to the Love Center at the Agape Fellowship AME Church, 4650 Reisterstown Rd. in Baltimore.
Sponsored by Project Prevent, an undergraduate student group at The Johns Hopkins University, the health fair is designed to provide preventative medical services to Baltimore City's uninsured population. Coordinated by 30 undergraduates, this year's event brings together health care providers from several organizations within the Johns Hopkins Institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, the Johns Hopkins Nurses Association, and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.
Fair visitors will have access to free and confidential tests for HIV, diabetes, depression, blood pressure and lead poisoning, all administered by health care providers. Childhood immunizations, vision tests and literature about breast cancer, children's health insurance, substance abuse and teen pregnancy prevention will be available as well. In addition to the Johns Hopkins affiliates, participants include the Baltimore City Health Department, Mercy Medical Center, Maryland Pediatric Immunology, Sheppard Pratt Health System, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the American Red Cross and CHAMP -- the Church Community Health Awareness and Monitoring Program.
Last winter, the three creators of Project Prevent were named "girls of the year" by CosmoGIRL! Magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine's less provocative little sister. Seniors Lily Daniali, Solmaz Pirzadeh and Tannaz Rasouli were chosen as role models to inspire its young adult readers to change the world. They were featured in the December/January 2003 issue of the magazine.
Admission to the health fair is free and it is open to the public. For more information, call Tannaz Rasouli at 410-258-2896. Members of the media: Color photos of Daniali, Pirzadeh and Rasouli are available by contacting Amy Cowles at 410-516-7160.
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