BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Organizations and citizens from throughout the Raleigh County community came together Wednesday for the Coalfield Community Health Fair.
The event got underway at 10:00am on Wednesday at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center as over 70 booths were presented to represent various community entities. A litany of resources were made available through the event to increase medical awareness and promote overall safety for attendees.
Sponsored by Beckley ARH, Quality Insights, and Raleigh General Hospital, the fair provided opportunities for guests to obtain vaccinations, health screenings (such as blood pressure, mental health, stroke, blood pressure, colon cancer, diabetes, and more,) and health education on CPR, senior services, off road vehicle safety, nutrition, and mental health – all at no cost.
“It was a pleasure to team up with Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital and Quality Insights to host this event,” said Raleigh General Hospital in a statement. “Thank you to all of our vendors, yours booths looked great, we appreciate your time and commitment to our community.”
Both Jan-Care Ambulance Service and the American Red Cross were on site with equipped medical response trucks, along with materials and instructors to impart the valuable skill of CPR to any guests interested in participating.
Other organizations represented at Wednesday’s event included the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, United Way, Stonerise Healthcare, Best Ambulance, Genesis, Amedisys, AirMedCare, the Raleigh County Family Support Center, New River Community & Technical College, Oak Hill Place Senior Living, WIN West Virginia, West Virginia Rural Health Association, and Beckley Healthcare Center among others.
Along with an array of resources and information, attendees were also treated to plenty of goodies from the dozens of vendors who participated. These included everything from pens and stress balls to stickers, cell phone holders, and everything in between.