Equal Access Birmingham (EAB), a UAB medical student group, will host a health screening at The Lovelady Center on Saturday, April 6. The screening is free and open to all community members as part of EAB’s goal to provide healthcare education and improved access to care for the underserved locally.
The screening will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and will include measures of body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Medical students will discuss the meaning of the test results with participants, suggest conditions for which participants may be at risk and suggest resources for improved health. Collectively, these tests would typically cost more than $150, but they are provided free to the community to help individuals identify health-risk factors that may require further medical attention.
In addition to community health screenings such as this one, EAB runs a free clinic every Sunday from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Reconciler in downtown Birmingham, providing continuity care at no charge.
EAB is a student-run initiative in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education of the University of Alabama School of Medicine that seeks to provide healthcare access to those in need within the Birmingham community, promote health education and raise awareness of local health disparities through the efforts of medical students and various partnerships.