Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center’s community health fair

The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, which works to increase the number of health care providers serving Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, held a community health fair in Cambridge on April 13 with 147 community members and vendors in attendance. Fifteen pharmacy and physician assistant students and two faculty members with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore provided health education and blood pressure and glucose screenings.

The Cambridge Church of Christ hosted the health fair, while Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions provided a food giveaway in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank. Walgreens Pharmacy provided COVID-19 vaccinations. The health fair covered topics including long COVID, cancer prevention, tobacco prevention and treatment, chronic diseases, sexually transmitted disease prevention and testing, substance use prevention and treatment and nutrition.

The health fair was supported by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a grant from Maryland’s Office of Rural Health in the Department of Health.

Pictured left to right: pharmacy students David Maduako, Eva Nganga and Deva Cheny

Deonte Campbell-Sims, physician assistant student; Lana Sherr, Pharm.D., assistant dean for professional affairs and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Steve Toe, pharmacy student; Jada Byrd, physician assistant student; Lisa Widmaier, executive director of the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center; Muhanad Elhussein, pharmacy student; David Maduako, pharmacy student

Ben Brunner, host of WHCP Radio 91.7 FM, recently dropped by ESAHEC to chat with our very own Oral Health Outreach Coordinator, Caitlin Vega, and our Executive Director, Lisa Widmaier, about the exciting programs and services we offer on the Eastern Shore. Click here to listen.