Empowering Women and Children: Tulsa Health Fair Promotes Health Literacy and Community Resources

Women’s Health to Take Center Stage at Free Health Fair in Tulsa

A health fair focused on improving the health of women and children is taking place this weekend in Tulsa-metro. The Eastern Oklahoma Black Nurses Association is organizing the event, aiming to enhance health literacy and connect individuals with available community resources.

The organization prioritizes education on reducing disparities among people of color and ensuring children are vaccinated. According to Linda DeJear, lack of education contributes to many health issues, emphasizing the importance of awareness to educate and empower individuals to take advantage of available resources in Tulsa.

Speakers and vendors at the health fair will concentrate on enhancing women’s health, covering topics such as safe sleep demonstrations and maternal child health discussions by OB-GYNS. Lisa Allen mentioned that the national organization is dedicated to improving maternal health and implementing policies to address the high mortality rates among Black women after childbirth, emphasizing the need to address biases and potential racism in healthcare.

Approximately 15 vendors will be present at the free health fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Lacy Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oklahoma Caring Van will also be offering vaccinations for children in need during the event.

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