GLBT Health Fair set for April 17


 Free health screenings and much more will be on tap Saturday, April 17 at OutCentral as part of the annual Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s LGBT Health Fair.

The event, which is free to the public, will offer rapid HIV tests, STI tests, blood pressure and BMI measurements, eye exams, lipid panels and glucose testing. More than 20 community healthcare representatives will be at the fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizations currently set to take part include Nashville CARES, the American Cancer Society, Nashville Metro Health Dept., the American Medical Student Association, Shade Tree Clinic Diabetes Education Program, Vanderbilt University’s Office of LGBTQI Life, the Vanderbilt Dayani Center and more.

Information on everything from diabetes and glaucoma to stress relief and yoga will be available, according to the Vanderbilt Medical School Gay-Straight Alliance, which is sponsoring he event. The alliance’s mission is to educate the greater Vanderbilt community on health issues that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, provide a support network for LGBT medical students, and to actively work toward a healthy LGBT community here in Nashville.”

For more information on the event, click here.