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MetroHealth hosts annual Minority Men’s Health Fair for 1st time on Thursday

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 7:20 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - For the first time in the event’s history, the MetroHealth System will host the Minority Men’s Health Fair.

The annual event will feature screenings in minorities from physicians and specialists for health issues like prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more conditions.

Dr. Charles Modlin created the health fair 17 years ago with a goal of providing accessible medical care to more African-American men.

“Our goal at MetroHealth is to not simply engage minority populations to attend the health fair. Rather, our goal is to provide them and their families ongoing facilitated access to quality and culturally competent health care because minorities represent those groups most commonly afflicted and burdened by a multitude of health disparities,” Dr. Modlin described.

The Minority Men’s Health Fair will take place until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at all three of MetroHealth’s locations, including the main campus, Cleveland Heights Health Center, and Broadway Health Center.

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