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Group of NEOMED students at the free health clinic

College of Medicine Students Host Free Health Fair

Sunday, April 28, Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and SOAR Student-run Free Clinic hosted the St. Bernard Health Fair, held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio.

NEOMED students and clinical faculty volunteered their time to provide free health screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, physical exams and visual screenings. Community Aids Network/Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), a local Akron organization, also provided free HIV screenings.

Students from LMSA and the University of Akron’s Certificate of Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions and First Responders served as translators for Spanish-speaking patients.

The health fair was open to the Akron community, but it especially targeted the Latino parishioners of the church, as well as the homeless population that comes to the church for its Hot Meals Program.