Horizon City-area residents are invited to a free public health fair Monday, January 15. The event will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the El Paso County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Station (14151 Nunda Drive) in Horizon City.
Families will receive free blood pressure readings and free food while supplies last. Community health workers will also lead sessions on healthy eating.
In addition to family-friendly games and activities, various community organizations will be handing out informational health pamphlets.
The health fair is organized by the Community Service Committee of the Student Government Association at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). The association includes students from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Cosponsoring the fair is TTUHSC El Paso’s Society, Community and the Individual course, which is part of the public health curriculum for first- and second-year medical students.
The health fair is part of a day of community service events TTUHSC El Paso students are participating in as part of Martin Luther King Jr. service day.