Community Health Fair

Preventing illness through community

From time to time, NWI’s Barrio Nuevo Clinic hosts Community Health Fairs for Naco residents, in cooperation with the City of Naco health department.  Typically, 500 people attend, and healthcare organizations from both sides of the border participate. The focus is on health education, prevention, and treatment, and Zumba classes. Healthy food from the San Jose Organic Community Garden and vendor food are also offered.

Booths at the fair provide:

  • Basic medical exams
  • Pediatrics checkups
  • Pre-natal/postpartum information
  • Health education handouts
  • NWI social events displays
  • Blood pressure/blood sugar checks
  • Physical therapy
  • Naco Dept. of Economic and Social Services info
  • Early literacy training
  • Dental checks/basic treatment/cleaning
  • Garden tours
  • Vendor foods
  • Hands-on garden training demos
  • Zumba
  • Nutrition sessions
  • Cooking demos
  • Haircuts
  • Dog neutering
Community Health Fairs

GETTING THE WORD OUT

Rising rates of noncommunicable diseases pose a major threat to the health of Mexicans and are contributing to reduced life expectancy. The widespread lack of simple preventive medical information is a major problem.