WASHINGTON — On Sunday, April 10, the Armenian American Health Association of Greater Washington (AAHAGW) launched its 2016 season with a health fair at the St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic church in Washington DC.
The Armenian American Health Professionals provided counseling and health education on diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, bone health, nutrition, age-specific cancer risks and its preventive measures. The event featured oral/dental check-up, glucose and blood pressure screenings, as well as culturally mindful education on healthier eating habits and proportions to the
Washington DC Armenian community. Another health fair is planned at Soorp Khach Armenian Apostolic Church of Washington DC at the end of May.
The health fair was also an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the participants on the organization’s work both in Armenia and Artsakh, which spans a period of about 25 years and currently concentrates mostly on Nagorno-Karabagh and the health needs of its people.
The most pressing need this month is the C-ARM X-Ray equipment used in orthopedic surgery for the Stepanakert Children’s Hospital.