Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair

The core goal of the health fair is to increase minority awareness of chronic diseases, and how to prevent them.  Increasing minority awareness of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer is not just the goal of the Office of Minority Health or of the Health Fair. The goal is also at the heart of the Indiana State Department of Health's mission, which is to support Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their communities. Identifying and assessing the health needs of minority populations who experience problems in gaining access to preventive and basic health care helps all of Indiana's citizens.

By tracking self-reported race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health behaviors and risk factors researchers can determine causative agents or reasons that morbidity, chronic illness, and mortality differ between particular racial and ethnic subgroups. This allows state health representatives to formulate programs to address these health disparities.

Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair works towards raising public awareness of the health issues that disproportionately affect minorities. The event allows the state to collect important data on at-risk populations, educating pharmaceutical companies on how to better serve the minority community, and, most importantly, positively impacting the health and well-being of the Hoosiers who attend.

Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair Seniors Night

Time: Thursday, July  19th, 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: Free for seniors

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall F

33rd Annual Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair

Attendees can receive nearly $2,000 worth of free health screenings, education and information on how to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer.

Time: 

Friday, July 20th, 2018, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall F

Sponsor: Indiana State Department of Health