On Thursday, September 19th from 4-7 pm AHC held it’s 7th Annual Diversity Health Fair at Kingsway Shopping Centre in collaboration with Alberta Health Services. Staff and volunteers engaged with individuals and groups to continue the reflection and learning to sustain actions that create community health and well-being.
Our generous supporters this year were Sobeys, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Alberta Transportation Office of Traffic Safety. We hold this annual health fair to improve access to, and orientate, community members & newcomers to health and emergency services available in Edmonton.
Poor access to health services means that an individual is less likely to participate in preventive care, and more likely to delay medical treatment. A Health Provider- managed health fair that targets the community’s needs will help fill the health access gap for vulnerable and underserved populations who often experience health inequities.
There were children’s activities provided onsite including a balloon artist. Participants were able to obtain information on injury prevention, pregnancy, dental health, optometry, HIV/Std’s, blood typing, diabetes and blood pressure testing, Child car seat safety, nutrition and more! Participants also had opportunities to win door prizes and gift baskets courtesy of Westmount Dental. This event allowed people to connect and have the opportunity to reach out to the diverse communities in our great city in the hopes to create awareness about Alberta Healthcare System and to enhance a healthier lifestyle. Much appreciation for the continuous support goes to our community businesses for their generous donations: Cedar Sweets, Safadi, Sun Bake, Paradiso, Mediterranean Pita, Pizza Hut, Pizza 73 and Arbonne gifts from dear Sandra Fayyad, Buster’s Pizza (10640-116 street) Hado Akl, Amal Monzer, Spasation Gift Certificate from Mr. Yehia Assaf, in addition to the many volunteers who helped brignt this event to life!
View images from this event below!