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July
2015
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09:51 PM
America/Chicago

Right place, at the right time

By Sandi McKinney, RN, Wesley Nurse

WN UnivisionHealthTour-web2I was delighted to participate in the Univision Health Tour, which visited San Antonio July 10 at Woodlawn Lake. The tour was part of Univision's month-long health and wellness initiative. The national media company, who caters to Hispanic Americans, created the campaign to bring education and awareness to communities about healthier living. The goal is to bring tools and empowerment to people so they can take action and lead healthier lives.

Wesley Nurses and community health workers from Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) supported Univision's goal by bringing tools for healthy living to event attendees. We provided free health screenings to more than 70 participants. The types of screenings included blood pressure and glucose checks. We also shared education about various health topics and referred individuals to additional resources based on their personal needs. Notably, 52 of the individuals screened by MHM had no health insurance.

I'm so thankful we were present to help those in need, within our community, receive important health screenings that may have a direct impact on their overall lifestyle and well-being. With no health insurance, these individuals may not have received this care without the support provided by MHM. I'm happy we had the opportunity to attend the event and to serve the attendees. We were definitely at the right place, at the right time.