E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio wants to encourage everyone to participate in National Minority Health Month this April to promote health care equality. Despite all the milestones that our nation has reached, there are still some points that many don’t realize we haven’t successfully accomplished yet – one being health care equality. This month is dedicated to raising awareness of health disparities to help create better communities and better health to those across the United States. There are many instances where preventative medical care could have been used to catch the first signs of diabetes or other diseases, but the health care was unobtainable. If you’re one of the hundreds of individuals who have lost someone due to lack of medical assistance, then you know the importance of preventative measures as well as overall health care. Whether you live in Parma, Ohio or Shaker Heights, Ohio, remember the importance of getting out there and continuing to support health care equality for someone you care about!
Although E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is unable to participate this year, they still encourage those eligible in the Parma or Shaker Heights areas to go out and participate in the Cleveland Clinic’s 11th Annual Minority Health Fair, Thursday, April 25, 2013! Located on the clinic’s main campus in Glickman Tower, you or your loved one will be provided free health care screenings and information on a variety of conditions including but not limited to
- Prostate Cancer
- Kidney Function
- Stroke Prevention
- Smoking Cessation
- Health and Nutrition Exercise and Wellness
- Organ Donation
- Sports Health
- Reproductive Health
- Pain Management
- Colorectal Cancer
By participating and learning more about the above conditions as a form of preventative medical care, you can learn how to better care for yourself or another in the future
What exactly is the National Minority Health Month’s purpose? This month of April has been so titled to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect many individuals including racial and ethnic minorities, residents of rural areas, women, children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. For health care equality to happen, all of us must unite to this common goal of improving the health of our communities through the improving of access to quality and affordable health care for everyone.
If you live in the Shaker Heights, Ohio or Parma, Ohio area, E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home encourages you to take part in the Cleveland Clinics 11th Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair as part of the National Minority Health Month this April 25th. This health fair—taking place in Cleveland, Ohio— provides free health screenings for those eligible as a form of preventative medical care that not everyone has access to. Also available from the Cleveland Clinic during this health fair is information on several diseases everyone should be aware of. Remember that helping individuals learn more about health disparities that minorities face as well as the health care law’s policies to reduce these disparities and achieve the health equity we’ve all been hoping for can help us build a better tomorrow for our communities.
E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home
2165 East 89th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106