Knoxville (WVLT) - The Knoxville 100 Health Expo, Your Health is in Your Hands, is a community-wide health fair where free health screenings and health information will be provided at multiple locations for those who need it the most.
The event, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at four churches in Knoxville, is created by 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville, Inc. and sponsored by The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust, Mercy Health Partners, Cherokee Health Systems, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knox County Health Department, Volunteer State Health Care and Doral Dental.
“We’re holding the Knoxville 100 Health Expo to improve the health of individuals throughout our community,” said Frank Harp, vice president of 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville. “Your Health is in Your Hands is the ideal opportunity for every person in this community in need of health screenings and health information to have those needs met. If you haven’t been to the doctor in some time, this is your chance to look after your health.”
This is the second annual Your Health is in Your Hands event. Harp emphasizes that the success of the event is due to the teamwork and commitment to community health by 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville, several health systems and health providers in Knoxville and the participating churches.
“Through this health expo, we’re hoping to reach out to the uninsured and medically underserved in the Knoxville community,” said Ben Lewis, a chaplain at UT Medical Center. “With four locations to choose from, we’re hoping this will be as convenient as possible for those in need of these important health screenings. We hope that the churches offer a friendly, comfortable environment, and we want as many people as possible to come out and receive the services they need and begin to take charge of their health.”
Light refreshments will be available, and door prizes will be awarded at each location throughout the event. Health screenings and information during The Knoxville 100 Health Expo, Your Health is in Your Hands, will be available at the following churches:
• Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College Street, 523-2334. Screenings and information provided by UT Medical Center. Information provided by Windsor Health Group, Knoxville-Knox County CAC, Volunteer State Health Care and Doral Dental:
Cancer screening (age-progression/obesity)
• Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, 524-7234. Screenings and information provided by Windsor Health Group, Knoxville-Knox County CAC, Volunteer State Health Care, Doral Dental:
Environmental health issues
Lead and radon
Second hand smoke
Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and Medicare/Medicaid extra
Body Mass Index
Breast Health Educationo
Body, soul and more
• Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Dandridge Avenue, 524-1601. Screenings and information provided by Mercy Health Partners, Cherokee Health Systems, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Dr. Bruce Alsop and Dr. Gary Kinder, Knoxville-Knox County CAC, Doral Dental, Volunteer State Health Care and Remote Area Medical:
Blood glucose screening
Mobile meals information
• Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 3800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., 524-8040. Screenings and information provided by Knoxville-Knox County CAC, UT Extension Office, Doral Dental and Volunteer State Health Care:
Height/weight and body mass index
Glucose cholesterol screening
Mobile meals information
For more information about the Knoxville 100 Health Expo, Your Health is in Your Hands, contact the individual churches participating or click on the link below: