Free Arab American Health Fair
Sponsored by ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) and Oakwood Hospital
Partially funded by the U-M Central Student Government
Sunday, September 9, 2012
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Fordson High School
13800 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
Download flyer [8 x 11, PDF]
Free health screenings
Diabetes and other health information
Free lectures on diabetes prevention and intervention (in Arabic and English)
Arabic-English translators on hand
All are welcome to attend!
In collaboration with the University of Michigan Brehm Center, University of Michigan Health System, ACCESS, and Oakwood Hospital, the Brehm Scholars' Society will be holding a free health fair providing free glucose, cholesterol (LDL and HDL), and blood pressure screenings with one-on-one follow-ups for patients. We will also have lectures in Arabic and English on diabetes prevention and intervention presented by the ACCESS Chronic Disease Supervisor Hiam Hamade. The main goal is for the health fair to be accessible and culturally sensitive, with a focus on education and prevention.
The U-M Brehm Scholars Society is a group of Fordson High School graduates at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor that are awarded full-ride scholarships by William K. Brehm. Mr. Brehm is a graduate of Fordson and U-M, graduating with a masters in physics and mathematics. He is also the former Assistant Secretary of the Army and Assistant Secretary of Defense. He has donated millions of dollars to U-M diabetes research, recently building the U-M Brehm Center for Diabetes Research, which houses a team of researchers working to both prevent and treat all types of diabetes. Our event will encourage students in our community to continue the legacy of Mr. Brehm, a man whoseselflessness is a model for all.