OCCHA holds annual health fair in honor of Minority Health Month

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OCCHA held its annual health fair Wednesday. Members of the community were able to come out and get free health screenings.

“The purpose of this is to provide health resources to people in the community,” said Mary Lou Reyes, executive director of OCCHA.

Reyes said more than 50 people came out Wednesday, and that the fair keeps growing every year.

The health fair is in celebration of Minority Health Month. Thirty-four organizations were a part of the fair, offering their services.

“Mercy Health who is providing mammograms, dental, also blood work, cholesterol check, your vitals. We have some doctors here, physicians,” she said.

Reyes says it’s important to regularly get checked out. 

“Checking your health is prevention. So, if you try and do an annual check-up, every year if you can, and if it’s free, the better yet.” 

OCCHA has been holding the health fair for almost 40 years. It is located on Shirley Road in Youngstown. 

The annual health fair is free and open to the public. 

On April 25, OCCHA will be holding an educational series on depression, anxiety and suicide. On June 29, it’s having its International Latino Food Festival.

Reyes said all of their events are posted and promoted on OCCHA’s Facebook page.

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