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14th Annual Health Fair For the Homeless

Posted November 21, 2013, 08:56 AM HST Updated November 22, 2013, 05:11 AM HST
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Salvation Army, Kahului. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Salvation Army, Kahului. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The Salvation Army on Maui hosts a Health Fair for the Homeless this Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Kahului offices on West Kamehameha Avenue.

The 14th annual event is held in partnership with the students from the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Associate Degree in Nursing program; and The Hoʻomana Foundation.

The event coincides with National Homelessness Awareness Week, which is observed from November 17 to 23, 2013.

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The Health Fair will offer free health information and screening to Maui’s homeless population, including: blood glucose testing, blood pressure reading, flu vaccines, diabetes awareness, domestic violence prevention, safety assessment, substance abuse awareness, and wound care.

Participating health care resource agencies include: A Cup of Cold Water Community Care Van; Alcoholics Anonymous; American Red Cross; Catholic Charities; the Department of Health HIV and STD Hepatitis Prevention Office; Department of Veteran Affairs; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Family Life Center; Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Preparedness branch; Hawaiʻi Health Connector; Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center; Labor Ready; Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi Maui Branch; Mālama ʻIke Ola Health Center; Maui Economic Opportunity; Maui Aids Foundation; Maui Farm Union United; Maui Food Bank; Maui Mental Health Advocates; Maui Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Survivor Services; Maui Youth and Family Services, Homeless Youth Outreach Counselor; Med Quest; Mental Health Kōkua; UHMC Dental Hygiene Students; UHMC Health Center; and Women Helping Women.

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