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Health Fair 11 Community: Free screenings to help you re-engage

'Health Fair 11 Community' provides free basic health checks at community gatherings across the Twin Cities. Our 2020 schedule is coming soon.
Credit: Health Fair 11
Health Fair 11 Community provides free health checks on board the Healthmobile.

MINNEAPOLIS — Free health screenings are coming to a community event near you!

Health Fair 11 Community is a program designed to give people easy access to basic health screenings and then help them re-engage with their healthcare journey. Nurses on board the 37-foot RV Healthmobile provide basic health screenings including blood pressures checks, glucose and cholesterol readings, height, weight, and body mass measurements. Our team consists of members of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, Black Nurses Rock, Hennepin Health Systems, UCare, and KARE 11.

Health Fair 11 Community has already received several requests to participate in events being planned for 2020. Send an email to Healthfair@kare11.com to be considered as a host site. Check back frequently to see where to find our free health screenings.

Results from our 2019 appearances

In 2019, we participated in 18 events with the goal of helping people re-engage with their health journeys. Our team provided 3,059 screenings across the Twin Cities area. Results showed:

  • 21% unhealthy BP
  • 38% unhealthy cholesterol
  • 34% unhealthy BMI
  • 14% high glucose readings 
  • 21% had no health insurance
  • 23% had no medical home/clinic
  • 30% had annual income below $20,000/year
  • 53% reported eating fruits & vegetables less than 6 times/week

No matter the ethnic make-up or the perceived economic profile of the communities visited by Health Fair 11 Community we found people who need to re-engage with their health journey.  We found people who were not aware their numbers were out of whack. We found people who knew they had health problems but were not following their doctor’s directives or taking their medications as prescribed. We found people who recently arrived in Minnesota and did not know about health services available to them.

About our sponsors & teammates

Health Fair 11 Community is a project of Health Fair 11, a nonprofit organization. Health Fair 11 operates with sponsorship support from KARE 11 TV,and UCare. Grant support is provided by the Medtronic Foundation and the TEGNA Foundation.

  Additional financial support is always appreciated. Click here  for contact information. Learn more about Health Fair 11’s other projects at www.HealthFair11.org.

Members of our screening team come from these organizations:

Minnesota Black Nurses Association (MNBNA)
PO Box 600684
St. Paul MN 55106

Black Nurses Rock – Minnesota chapter
9654 Harbor Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

MVNA/Hennepin Healthcare
P.O. Box 860047
Minneapolis, MN 55486

CHW Solutions
1821 University Avenue West S-306A
St. Paul, MN 55104