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Media Advisory: Free Community Health Screening - 02/09/2018

Media Advisory: Free Community Health Screening

Release Date: February 9, 2018

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Brancati Center will provide free community health screenings this Saturday, Feb. 10, at A Family Affair, an event hosted by Living Classrooms. RSVP encouraged: email tiztraining@livingclassrooms.org or call (443) 835-1463 x667 to register.

Services offered include:

-Blood pressure screening
-Diabetes risk assessments
-BMI/weight measurements

The Brancati Center’s mission is to improve the health of communities -- locally and nationally -- by developing, evaluating and disseminating new models of health care that leverage the skills of a diverse range of health care providers. The Brancati Center works to accomplish this by engaging community and corporate organizations, payers and policy-makers in a supportive partnership with patients and caregivers.

The Brancati Center has also implemented a National Diabetes Prevention Program, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized lifestyle change program. Through this new program, East Baltimore pastors and community members have been trained as LifeStyle Coaches to help fellow community members manage weight, eat more healthfully and increase physical activity. Called the Power to Stop Diabetes, the program is one of only three coordinated efforts of its kind in Maryland.

What:

The Brancati Center staff and volunteers will provide free community health screenings at A Family Affair.

When:

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where:

UA House
1100 E. Fayette.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Who:

The Brancati Center
Johns Hopkins Division of General Internal Medicine
brancaticenter@jhmi.edu

Dr. Jeanne Clark, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be available for interviews.

For the Media

Contacts:

Chanapa Tantibanchachai
410-502-9433
chanapa@jhmi.edu
 
Archana Nilaweera
410-502-9468,
anilawe1@jhmi.edu