Roanoke organizations host health fair for Latino Community

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 7:12 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Multiple organizations came together Saturday for a health fair to help educate the Latino community.

The Compress and Shock Foundation, Roanoke Fire and EMS, Carilion Clinic and Huddle Up Moms were at the fair.

More than 50 community members learned how to give CPR and use an AED device.

After the training, families received information about health resources available in the Star City.

”They also don’t have equal access to primary care, dental care, mental health services, addiction services,” said Compress and Shock Executive Director Jack Perkins. “So, it makes a lot of sense to make this an event centered around CPR and AED education, but also providing them health care resources and education that they don’t often get.”

The next CPR and AED training will be June 3. Click Here for more information.