The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine and Partners Host Marion County Health Fair

The University of Texas at Tyler and its partners will host the Marion County Health Fair to raise awareness of health disparities in Marion County and provide resources to the community. The event will feature a free lunch, gift card drawings and health screenings, including glucose tests, mammograms and blood pressure checks.

Marion County Health Fair

10 a.m. Saturday, June 10

501 N Haywood St, Jefferson, TX

According to data from the Prevention Resource Center, within Marion County:

  • 22 percent of the population have a disability
  • 30 percent of the children live in poverty.
  • 24 percent have poor or fair health.
  • 15 percent experience frequent physical stress.
  • 17 percent experience frequent mental distress.
  • There are 4 confirmed child victims of maltreatment per 1000 children.

“The entire county has one ambulance, one nurse practitioner and a doctor who comes once a month. There are health care shortages throughout East Texas but they’re especially present here,” said Dr. Carolyn Morales, School of Medicine associate dean of belonging and community engagement. “We are honored to collaborate with so many incredible partners and to help support their ongoing efforts to mitigate health disparities in this county and throughout East Texas.”

UT Tyler Partners:

  • Marion County Resource Coalition
  • Texas AgriLife
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of Public Health Policy
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • TX Area Health Education Center East
  • Jefferson Jimplecute
  • Wellness Pointe
  • Lion’s Club
  • Community Healthcore
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • Judge Leward J. LaFleur
  • Mayor Rob Baker, Jefferson
  • Florentino Perez, Chief of Police, Jefferson
  • Sheriff David Capps, Marion County

For more information, contact Elizabeth Wingfield, 903-752-8640.

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