Dillard University To Host Heal NOLA Fest
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NEW ORLEANS -- The Dillard University Office of Church & Community Relations has partnered with several organizations for the Heal NOLA Fest on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6154 Press Drive.
Heal Nola Fest aims to improve the health and wellness of the community through health care screenings, financial, legal and housing information in a festive setting with live gospel performances. There will be food and beverages and more than 50 vendors, offering a range of free services and information including diabetes testing, men’s health care, banking and mortgage information, a domestic abuse forum, a cancer education forum, employment services, job training programs, medicaid expansion updates, vegetable gardening activities, group exercises and cooking demonstrations.
“We came together to stress the importance of annual health screening, and address the social determinants that affect the health of individuals, families and the community,” said Nick Harris, director of the Office of Church & Community Relations. “And we wanted to have these critical services done in a welcoming and entertaining environment.”
There will also be special workshops on expungements led by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and a prostate cancer screening given by Dr. Raju Thomas, Chairman, Department of Urology, Tulane Medical Center. These workshops will be held inside the church beginning at 11 a.m. A gospel tent will feature performances from Pentecost Baptist Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Greater Liberty Baptist Church and musicians Corey Thomas, the Rev. Earnest Salsberry and others.
The Dillard University Office of Church & Community Relations has partnered with Bethany
United Methodist Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, New Orleans Louisiana Baptist
Charities and Pentecost Baptist Church to host this health fair for Gentilly/ Desire/
Pontchartrain Park Communities and anyone in New Orleans.