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Free Public Health Screenings Event Set to Benefit Baker Community


By Ivory D. Payne BR Weekly Press Newspaper Baker, Louisiana, — The Mwalimu Institute, in collaboration with Councilman Charles Vincent and Southern University's School of Nursing, is proud to announce a special health screening event at the Baker Branch Library on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 12 pm to 4 pm.


This event is a testament to the commitment of Councilman Charles Vincent and the Southern University School of Nursing to the well-being of the Baker community. The Jag Mobile, staffed by dedicated nursing students from Southern University, will provide an array of health screenings to library patrons at no charge. These screenings will include body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol checks, ensuring that individuals have access to vital health information.

Additionally, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be present to offer HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C testing free of charge to the general public, enhancing the event's comprehensive approach to healthcare accessibility.


Councilman Charles Vincent, Ph., the president of The Mwalimu Institute and District One representative on the Baker City Council, expressed his enthusiasm for the event. "Community health reflects our collective well-being," he stated. "Together, we can build a healthier, stronger Baker. Let's make good health a shared priority."


The Baker Branch Library, located at 3501 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714, will host this event. For further information about the event or to inquire about services, don't hesitate to contact the Baker Branch Library at (225) 778-5940 or visit the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website at www.ebrpl.com.


This event embodies the spirit of collaboration and community support, underscoring the commitment of The Mwalimu Institute, Councilman Charles Vincent, Southern University's School of Nursing, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation to the health and well-being of the Baker community. About The Mwalimu Institute:

The Mwalimu Institute promotes educational, social, and health initiatives in the Baker community. Under the leadership of Councilman Charles Vincent, the institute strives to empower residents with knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life.


About Councilman Charles Vincent:

Charles Vincent, Ph.D., serves as the president of The Mwalimu Institute and represents District One on the Baker City Council. His commitment to community development and well-being is evident in his numerous initiatives to improve Baker residents' lives.


About Southern University's School of Nursing:

Southern University's School of Nursing is renowned for its commitment to healthcare education and community service. University nursing students actively provide quality healthcare services to underserved communities.


About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF):

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1.5 million people in 45 countries. AHF is committed to expanding access to healthcare and addressing critical health issues, including HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C.


About Baker Branch Library:

Baker Branch Library is a vital community resource, offering access to books, educational programs, and essential health screenings. It plays a pivotal role in the academic and cultural enrichment of the Baker community.


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