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Monday, August 8, 2011

Bronx Events: Health Fairs & Screenings

It's National Health Center Week, and Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) will be hosting a number of events at 10 Bronx locations to commemorate the occasion and raise public awareness about the health services they offer.

There will be a health fair tomorrow at Poe Park (Grand Concourse and East 192nd Street) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring free health screenings and health information, interactive physical activity, nutrition demonstrations, and gifts.

On Wednesday, BCHN will offer free breast cancer screenings for women over 40 who have not had a mammogram in the last year. This will take place at the Comprehensive Health Care Center, 305 East 161st St., from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The group will also be hosting a number of informational sessions throughout the week at varying locations, on issues like childhood asthma and smoking cessation; a full list of events and topics can be found here.

To find out more about BCHN and its events for the National Health Center Week, contact Renee Whiskey at 718-405-4993, rwhiskey@bchnhealth.org or go to www.bchnhealth.org.


  1. I attended the Health Fair in Poe Park earlier today and was very happy to see it running in tandem with the very successful Farmers Market that is also held there (on the south adjoining street). There were a ton of tents up and demand was so high that extra tables had to be installed outside of the tent/booths. I have to commend Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) for a job well done. I think the fair was able to reach a wide variety of residents and was very successful. Sorry BNN I didn't grab any shots of the event, next time I promise!

  2. I also attended the health fair/farmer's market with my husband on Tuesday and was delighted to find so much information - distributed by committed professionals throughout our community. Thank you BCHN and BNN for letting us know about this event.


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