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Community Health Network sponsors INShape Black & Minority Health Fair

For release on July 15, 2015

Health fair will offer free medical consultations and screenings July 16-19

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is tripling its presence at this year’s INShape Black & Minority Health Fair at the Indiana Convention Center July 16-19. An increased focus on healthcare at this year’s Indiana Black Expo has led to the expansion of health services offered and a move to Hall “F” for the event. More than 250 Community employees and 25 physicians will offer health services such as free medical consultations, health screenings and medical education for an expected crowd of nearly 2,000.

“Community Health Network believes that easy access to healthcare and health information can have a positive impact on the citizens of Indiana,” said Deborah Whitfield, director of network diversity and inclusion at Community. “This event is a way for the network to reach a large number of people and get them started on the path to living healthier lives.”

Free health screenings will be available to check cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, sickle cell anemia and BMI.  Community physicians will also be performing clinical breast exams in private screening booths. Participants will have access to physicians for medical consultations and information on behavioral health, Touchpoint senior services, stroke and heart disease.

“For those attendees who do not have a relationship with a primary care doctor, this event provides an opportunity to get connected,” continued Whitfield.  “Having regular visits with a physician is another important step to overall good health.”

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.

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Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations