The Pomona Community Health Action Team (PCHAT) will provide free health

screenings and medical checkups Saturday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. at Vejar Elementary School, 950 W. Grand Ave., Pomona. Residents of

all local communities are welcome to attend.

There are approximately 92,000 residents in the Pomona area without health

insurance-24,000 of whom are children-according to the 1999-2000 Los

Angeles County Service Planning Area Report produced by United Way. Free

health services like those offered by PCHAT are especially valuable to

this population.

The health fair is the third in a series of six planned through May, and

has been designated as a diet and exercise focused event. Health care

representatives will be on hand to educate patients about ways that diet

and exercise can improve their lives. General health screenings, vision

and glucose screenings and musculo-skeletal exams will also be offered.

Students from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) will

conduct health screenings under the supervision of licensed physicians.

Students from the Pomona Unified School District’s Adult Education program

for nursing assistants also participate.

The Healthy Start program, the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center,

Pomona Catholic High School, the Associated Pomona Teachers Association,

the Pomona Police Department and the Hispanic Youth Task Force are also

involved in the program.

The remaining health fairs in the series are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 26, 2000; WesternU Medical Center; 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona

April 15, 2000; WesternU Medical Center; 360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona

May 6, 2000; Washington Elementary; 975 E. 9th St., Pomona

For more information, call (909) 469-5512.