Health

Health fairs to address public health concerns

File: Diana Venegas, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland, Calif., takes a patient's blood pressure at a recent health fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church.
File: Diana Venegas, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland, Calif., takes a patient's blood pressure at a recent health fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is hosting a series of health fairs Saturday.

As part of National Public Health Week, the department said it is organizing these events to provide life-saving health screenings free of charge and offer health education to participants.

“I encourage everyone to join us at our community health fairs for free health assessments and resources," said Barbara Ferrer, director of the county health department. "The future of health is about empowering all communities with the knowledge, resources and choices to make lasting change."

The events will offer free health assessments, including blood pressure, cholesterol and HIV screening. More than 40 partners will be represented to provide information, free giveaways and an array of tips on staying healthy.

The fairs will be at these locations: