College will host health fair to serve culturally diverse communities.
Pomona College will host its first Annual Community Health and Awareness Fair on Saturday April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The health fair will feature various community-based organizations that serve low-income families and address health issues as they relate to culturally diverse communities. Some free medical services and insurance consultation for families also will be offered, and translators will be available. The health fair is free of charge and open to the public.
The event will take place in the College’s Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. The health fair is organized and sponsored by the Pomona College Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and Pomona Valley Low Income Services (PVLIS). Founded in 2002 by two Pomona College sophomores, PVLIS is a non-profit organization offering free referral and case management services to local low-income adults and families.
The fair will bring together the services of many prominent health organizations, providing free insurance consultations, blood pressure and cholesterol evaluations, body mass index tests and educational material covering a variety of health concerns. Dental technicians from San Joaquin Valley College will provide dental care demonstrations for children and Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches will be registering bone marrow donors to add to their database.