Indiana has stubbornly high rates of chronic disease, obesity, smoking, and infant mortality. Additionally, emerging health threats, such as substance use disorders and resulting increases in HIV and hepatitis C, and are stretching the resources of public health.
The core goal of the Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair is to increase minority awareness of chronic diseases, and how to prevent them. Increasing minority awareness of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer is not just the goal of the Office of Minority Health or of the Health Fair. The goal is also at the heart of the Indiana State Department of Health’s mission, which is to promote and provide essential public health services.
Aligned with this mission, the Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair also works towards raising public awareness of the health issues that disproportionately affect minorities. By tracking self-reported race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and risk factors, researchers can determine causative agents or reasons that morbidity, chronic illness, and mortality differ between particular racial and ethnic subgroups. This allows state health representatives to formulate programs to address these health disparities, and, most importantly, positively impacting the health and well-being of the Hoosiers who attend.
The Health Fair will kick off on Thursday, July 28 at the Indiana Convention Center in Halls J and K. And the best part? It’s free! Attendees will have access to more than $2,000 of health screenings and testings as well as health education information, special guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, healthy activities and much more!
Health Screenings/Education, including Blood Pressure BMI/Weight Hepatitis C Testing HIV/AIDS Testing, Dental Screening, CPR training Breast, and Prostate Screening.
Visit our event calendar to see dates and times on the health fair or visit, here.