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Health fair 2016 report

Faith Community Health program screened 50 community members. The screening included blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Community professionals also provided health education and consultation to community members. A representative from Medica gave health insurance information to the people who needed the service. An eye doctor from Open Cities Community Clinic and volunteers freely provided  around 75 vision screening. The vision screening included visual acuity test, binocular vision test, spot auto-refractor test, and eye pressure test. Visual acuity test measures how well our eyes can see details. Binocular vision test evaluates how well our eyes work as a team. The spot auto-refractor test measures the power of the eye and eye pressure test screens for eye disease called glaucoma, which can lead to vision loss if not treated. We believe that community members benefited from the services and will follow up with their eye doctors to get the care they need. The church's mentoring and tutoring program coordinators also provided information regarding the services they are currently offering to community members. In this event, more than ten Community professionals participated to freely serve fellow community members. Additionally, ten teenagers and young adults participated in a supportive role at the health fair. We believe that the event inspired the young adults to get involved in community services and help their community members. The Faith Community Health program appreciated the community members involvement who made this event a success.

Data analysis of screening based on post screening survey:

Blood Pressure

 

Normal

45%

Borderline Normal

20%

High-abnormal

34%

Unknown/Not done

 
   

Blood glucose/A1C

 

Normal

48%

Borderline Normal

25%

High-abnormal

16%

Unknown/Not done

11%

   

Cholesterol Level

 

Normal

34%

Borderline Normal

9%

High abnormal

2%

Unknown/Not done

55%

   

Follow-up Needed?

 

Yes

64%

No

16%

Unknown/Not done

20%

   

Educational material provided/Results explained

 

Yes

75%

No

5%

Unknown/Not done

20%

   

Please rate your satisfaction (scale 1 to 5)

 

Poor

2%

Excellent

82%

Unknown/Not done

16%