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Free health screenings set for Grangeville Feb. 20

— The Hope Center at 620 West North 2nd Street in Grangeville will be the site for free health screenings Saturday, Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to noon. All ages are welcome to be screened for blood pressure, A1C testing which looks at prediabetes or diabetes risk, mood screening, and BMI assessment. All testing is free and there is no obligation attached to the screenings. Anyone younger than age 18 will need parental consent for screening. FIT testing (a non-invasive screening done in the privacy of the home) for colon cancer risk assessment will also be provided to interested individuals aged 50-79.

The Partnership for Healthy Communities will be providing screening exams and educational outreach in communities throughout Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. The partnership is made up of eight major stakeholders (Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, Syringa Hospital and Clinics, Nimiipuu Health, Snake River Community Clinic, Idaho North Central Public Health District, Clearwater Human Needs Council, and the Grangeville Human Needs Council).

Additional objectives of the Partnership for Healthy Communities include providing resources and information regarding events, services, and activities in each individual community. Assessment of gaps within each community that prevent individuals from incorporating healthier lifestyles will also be considered with the idea of collaborating with community residents and leaders to fill those gaps.

For information, or to schedule an event in your community, contact Laura Hollingshead at 476-4555 ext. 8126.


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