health fair

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A community-based, health-promotion program based on demonstrations, displays, and dialogues between professional staff and the public, usually organized as a feature of a county fair or located for a period in a shopping mall. Health fairs may include screening facilities for hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma, cancer, etc. The aims include provision of health-promotion and disease-prevention services at a local community level, achievement of higher levels of “health consciousness,” and drawing attention to local health hazards that require correction.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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