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UNC Kidney Center screened 40 participants for kidney disease at this event.

The KEOP conducted a screening close to home this month at a health fair held at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 4. This event was hosted by The NC Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP), a UNC program that promotes increased minority presence in the health professions. HCAP students seek to promote health in underserved communities through community-based outreach.

The community health fair, dubbed “Health on the Block” is an annual event and is free to the public. In addition to free kidney screenings, other health vendors provided blood pressure screenings, HIV testing, wellness checks and educational materials.

The UNC Kidney Center provided materials on kidney disease and screened 40 participants.

2009 Chapel Hill Community Health Fair
From left: Kidney Center Volunteers Caroline Jennette, Dr. Melanie Joy, Terry Carver