Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health and Health Sciences, host a free Community Health Fair. The annual event, organized by UK College of Medicine students, targets all underrepresented, uninsured, low-income and no-income persons interested in access to free health care. Among its many services, the health fair offers blood pressure checks, women’s health care, nutritional assessments, hearing and vision screenings, blood glucose and HbA1c testing, and HIV testing.
The Community Health Fair has been a tradition at the UK College of Medicine for almost 13 years. Planned in its entirety during first-year and implemented when the medical students are in their second year, the fair encompasses two years of the students’ time and allows them to be involved in and contribute to the health of the community by providing access to free health services. Approximately 350 participants attended the 2013 health fair held on September 8.
Click here to view more photos from the 2014 Community Health Fair.
In the fall of 2015, the College of Medicine plans to utilize a new venue for the fair. For more information, contact Ashlee Crump, director of Student Services at 859-323-2460.