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Community Health Network to offer free health services at INShape Black & Minority Health Fair

For release on July 16, 2012

Indianapolis, IN--- Community Health Network will offer free health screenings, education and “Ask the Doctor” consultations at the INShape Black & Minority Health Fair, to be held July 19-22 at the Indiana Convention Center, during Indiana Black Expo. As the event’s primary sponsor, Community will help nearly 2,000 people access healthcare services and receive important health and wellness education.

The free health screenings will be completed by more than 250 of Community’s medical professionals, who will measure blood pressure and body mass index. Community and MidAmerica Clinical Laboratories will also provide post-event analysis of blood tests that measure cholesterol, glucose, A1C and creatinine levels, as well as detection of sickle cell anemia and prostate cancer. The value of each screening package is more than $1,000 per person, and all of the screenings are funded by donations made to Community Health Network Foundation.

The health screenings are an opportunity for attendees to review their current health and take action if a problem is found. But, being healthy begins with education, which is why there will also be consultation areas designated for health education. Community physicians and nurse practitioners will be available to answer health questions, and information will be provided for topics ranging from diabetes and cancer to bariatric needs and sleep disorders. For those attendees who do not already have a primary care physician, this is also an opportunity to get connected with a doctor for regular visits.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.


Ryan Chelli, Media Relations
Ryan Chelli