The event is important because the community has been working hard to move the needle when it comes to local health, she said.
“We have some challenges,” she said. “Part of solving those challenges is keeping people informed about how to get healthy, stay healthy and do preventative health kinds of activities. We’re offering them that opportunity.”
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The expo includes activities, resources and fitness demonstrations for people to stay active. It will also include health screenings such as blood pressure, blood sugar, oral health, skin cancer and feet, Van Auker said.
“We’re expecting a really robust event with a lot of people,” she said.
Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit will be available for screenings and the Clark County Combined Health District will offer flu shots. The event will also include a family photo booth. No registration is required, she said.
The event is still recruiting exhibitors, Van Auker said. For more information on how to become an exhibitor, call Joan Elder at 937-523-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the event, log on to community-health-foundation.org or the organization’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CommunityHealthFound/.
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HOW TO GO
Who: Community Health Foundation
What: Health Expo '17
When: 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 3
Where: Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 S. Limestone St.