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Title: Know Your Numbers: Free Community Health Screening
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013    Export to ICS Add to Calendar
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Address: 900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Contact Name: Janice Ackley
Contact Phone: (337) 497-0127
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The Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana and the City of Lake Charles will offer free health screenings on Saturday, June 22, from 7:30 – 11 a.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Local hospitals CHRISTUS St. Patrick, Lake Charles Memorial Health System, West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, and Women & Children’s Hospital are partnering to bring this annual, comprehensive wellness screening program and provide 1,000 free health screenings. Screenings will assess risks for high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and diabetes due to the high prevalence of obesity in Southwest Louisiana. Participants must fast for a minimum of 4 hours and should take their daily medication with water prior to the screening. Each participant will have access to on-site diabetes, nutrition, high risk and lifestyle change education. Information will also be available on eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare services.   

The Know Your Numbers Health Screening is a Dare to be Healthy initiative, made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s $760,000 Challenge Grant, and is matched by approximately $832,000 in matching funds from collaborating organizations in the Southwest Louisiana area. The Dare to be Healthy program is a three-year grant, 2013 – 2015, administered by Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center in cooperation with the Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana.

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