Community November 19, 2009
6th annual community health fair draws large crowd, special guest
Nearly 700 New Haven residents attended Yale-New Haven Hospital's recent Community Health Fair where hospital employees screened them for everything from cholesterol levels to blood pressure to dental health. They also provided information that would help attendees — many of them uninsured — maintain their health and avoid hospitalization.
A special guest, Raul Erazo Velarde, Ecuadorian Consul General of Connecticut, attended the health fair, which coincided with the Ecuadorian Binational Health Week. In addition to being tested for cholesterol, Velarde is shown here being screened for diabetes by Priscilla Verzi (left), PCA, and Natasha McEwan, APRN, both of the Adult Primary Care Center staff, who were among almost 100 employees who volunteered their time for the Saturday event