Every year, our medical students produce the Mount Sinai Community Health Fair, the largest student-led event of the year. In organizing this annual program, our students partner with faculty, mentors, community organizations, and local businesses. The goal is to enable residents of East and Central Harlem to take an active part in maintaining and improving their health and to foster interaction between Mount Sinai and the local communities. This year’s event will take place on:
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: noon – 4 pm
Location: 17 East 102nd Street, Center for Advanced Medicine
The Mount Sinai Annual Community Health Fair offers a variety of health-related activities including:
- Free health screenings for more than 20 conditions including diabetes, vision and hearing, blood pressure, behavioral health, and obesity
- Physical activity demonstrations
- Bilingual health information on more than 40 resource tables
- Referrals to community resources, including a school-based nutrition initiative
- Interactive seminars on health care topics
- Opportunities to meet with doctors and other health care professionals
In addition, the event features live entertainment, local performance artists, children's activities, and a prize raffle.
In 2015, more than 300 community members attended, along with 150 hospital and student volunteers.
The Mount Sinai Annual Community Health Fair offers a wide range of health screenings for children, adolescents and adults. In previous years, these have ranged broadly, encompassing the following areas: