Madison Ave. Christian Church is partnering with groups to hold a free community health fair on April 11
Madison Avenue Christian Church (MACC) will join Northern Kentucky University’s Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU), Transitions, University of Kentucky, and CAC Kynector to sponsor a Community Health Fair on Monday, April 11, from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. at the church. , 1530 Madison Avenue, Covington.
The event will take place outside in the parking lot.
Northern Kentucky University School of Nursing (NACU) Associate Professor Dr. Teresa Huber, along with Lynn Brown RN who leads several NACU community sites, are working with MACC volunteers to plan the free event open to all Northern KY residents in need of free health screenings and advice.
A barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. will be hosted throughout the health fair by MACC volunteers, who regularly host twice-weekly community meals for the area’s underprivileged population.
“NACU’s mission is to reduce health disparities by improving the health of the most vulnerable population,” said NACU officer and professor Dr. Teresa Huber. “We are thrilled to once again serve the vulnerable population of Northern Kentucky and are grateful to the wonderful organizations we are partnering with to provide important health services at the upcoming Health Fair.”
Blood pressure and BMI screenings will be available, along with Narcan distribution through the HEAL initiative, CAC KYnector will be available to provide health insurance assistance. NKU faculty will provide smoking cessation counseling, hands-on CPR training, and HIV and hepatitis C testing will be offered by Target4 at the University of Kentucky. Diabetes screening and blood sugar testing will be available, and mammograms must be scheduled by calling 859.655.7400. Free COVID vaccinations as well as tests will be offered during the health fair.
“With the help of so many great community partners, we are pleased to offer support to those in need and those who do not have access to health services,” said Chief Minister Chinna Simon. “We are blessed to have the support of the NKU Nurse Advocacy Center and so many others who want to help make a difference in the lives of people in our community.”
A church affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, Madison Avenue Christian Church has a 100+ year commitment to the citizens of Covington, currently hosting a strong community meal program for those in need and sponsoring a Samaritan Car Care program that helps women with families who cannot afford the cost of routine maintenance and minor repairs to their cars. The church provided medical programs in conjunction with NKU nurses and those registered for the Affordable Care Act. Dedicated church members and hundreds of community volunteers serve an average of 15,000 to 20,000 hot meals a year, and more than 350,000 meals have been served since the program began in 2004.