African Leadership Group Health Fair
Overland High School | 12400 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora, CO 80012
November 5, 2022 | 8AM to 12PM
No insurance needed | Walk-ins Welcome!
Health in Hand is a healthcare benefit that includes a one-year membership for unlimited text-first, on demand telehealth, one Blood Chemistry Screening (see below for details), and health information at your fingertips. All for $99 per year! Register for Health in Hand by Friday, November 4 and select the African Leadership Group Health Fair as the location for your blood screening.
Blood Chemistry Screenings - $45
This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Based on the most current research, fasting is optional for the blood chemistry screening. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and continue to take your regular medications. Persons with diabetes, should not fast. There is a menu of other blood screenings to choose from!
Hemoglobin A1c Screening - $35
A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes, it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
Blood Type - $35
This is a blood test to show what type of blood you have. There are four different blood type groups. Your blood type will remain the same throughout your life so there is no reason to check it more than once. Many people are curious what blood type they have, but it is not a medical need to know your blood type. It will always be checked if you get a blood transfusion or donate blood.
Colon Cancer Screening Kit - $45
This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy.
Blood Count Screening - $30
This screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.
hsCRP High Sensitivity CRP - $40
hs-CRP (high sensitivity – CRP) is a marker of chronic low-grade inflammation
This test may better define your risk for cardiovascular disease when added to traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and obesity. Elevated hsCRP is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is recommended in conjunction with the blood chemistry and hemoglobin A1c screening. Levels may increase with illness and inflammation; therefore, you should not do this test if you are ill, recently injured or have other causes of inflammation unless recommended by your provider as it may give a false positive level.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - $40
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening.
Testosterone - $45
Testosterone is an androgen, or a sex hormone, produced by both males and females. In males it is produced primarily by the testes, in females, the ovaries account for half of the testosterone in the body. Women have a much smaller amount of testosterone in their bodies compared to men, but testosterone plays an important role throughout the body in both men and women. It affects the brain, muscle mass, fat distribution, the vascular system, energy levels, genital tissues, and sexual functioning. Symptoms of low testosterone in males include, decreased body hair, decreased muscle mass, low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. In women, symptoms of too much testosterone can be irregular or absent menstrual periods, infertility, development of facial and body hair and a deepening of the voice. Any abnormal value should be discussed with your health care provider to determine the underlying cause of the abnormal value.
Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening - $60
This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease. Some Vitamin D is produced in your skin when unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight. Otherwise, you can obtain Vitamin D in foods or take Vitamin D in supplement form. Studies have found that many adults have low Vitamin D levels. This screening requires only one blood draw. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D.
Vitamin B12 - $25
Vitamin B12, has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. It is one of eight B vitamins. Lower levels of Vitamin B12 can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced. Pernicious anemia is also caused by low Vitamin B12. Taking Vitamin B12 usually corrects symptoms that are caused by a low level.
FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
Blood Pressure Screening
This screening gives you your blood pressure reading. Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure can fluctuate with exercise, injury, illness, and emotional reactions. Health care professionals check the participant’s blood pressure. If the participant’s blood pressure falls outside normal ranges, further evaluation by a healthcare provider is encouraged. Your blood pressure should not exceed 119/79. Pulse Screening is primarily measured on the participant’s wrist. The pulse corresponds to each beat of the heart. The normal number of pulse beats per minute in the average adult varies from 60 to 80, with fluctuations occurring with exercise, injury, illness and emotional reactions.
Ask a Medical Question and Get a Referral [one-on-one]
This station provides you with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a health professional and ask questions about any health issue concerning you or your family. During this session the health professional may review your overall health fair results, make recommendations for further evaluation, setting realistic goals with the individual, and provide referrals and resources for more information and/or education.
Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
This screening provides you with your Body Mass Index (BMI), using your height, weight and waist measurement to identify your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. BMI is considered reliable for assessing obesity. It does not take into account a person’s fat-to-muscle ratio (muscle takes up space but weighs more than fat). Therefore, it is not a reliable measure for athletes or highly physically active participants.
Vaccine administered by STRIDE Community Health Center
IF YOU ARE VACCINATED, PLEASE BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD
Pfizer Pediatric Dose Ages 5-11
Walk-in: first-come, first-serve. You can register by clicking here:
Note: if the patient is under the age of 18, a guardian must be present during the vaccination.
Influenza, commonly known as the flu vaccine will be available.