UAMS Cancer Control Outreach Center Co-sponsors Community Health Fair

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LITTLE ROCK – The public is invited to attend the Fourth Annual Community Health Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center at 3805 West 12th St., co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


 Admission is free. For information, call (501) 650-3935.


The Cancer Control Outreach Center (CCOC) of UAMS’ Arkansas Cancer Research Center will provide cancer awareness information, clinical breast exams and mammograms. Prostate cancer screenings will be offered by the CCOC and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation.


Event organizers are Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Omicron Lambda Lambda Graduate Chapter. Additional sponsors are the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and the American Red Cross.


Health screenings will include blood pressure, HIV and diabetes. Information booths and family activities are planned, as well as the Charles Drew Blood Drive.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit