SSU and Partners to Host Health and Lead Hazard Control Fair on Oct. 29

Savannah State University, in partnership with the city of Savannah’s Moses Jackson Advancement Center (MJAC) and the Moses Jackson Golden Age Center (MJGAC), will host the Health and Lead Hazard Control Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at the MJAC building at 1410 and 1410-B Richards St.

Fair attendees will learn about lead-safe cleaning practices and can have their children’s toys screened for lead. Several community organizations will also be on hand to provide health screenings, consultations, exercise and cooking demonstrations and other resources. A Spanish interpreter will be available to provide services to the Latino community.

The fair is part of Savannah State’s Urban Studies Environmental Justice project, which is funded through a federal grant to address the environmental risk and disparities in health outcomes experienced by low-income communities.

The MJAC and MJGAC provide residents of all ages with services and resources designed to support their social, academic and economic growth.

For more information about the fair, contact Yolanda Parham, community outreach coordinator for the Lead Hazard Control Program, at 912-610-0562. For more information about the SSU Urban Studies Environmental Justice project, call program coordinator Nicole Oretsky, Ph.D., at 912-358-3217.

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation.

The university’s 4,500 students are enrolled in 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.

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