April 14, 2011

Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance Hosts Buena Vista Neighborhood Disparities Conference and Community Day, Saturday, April 16

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance (MVSA) is partnering with the Buena Vista Heights Neighborhood Association to host a health disparities conference and community day on Saturday, April 16.

The inaugural Buena Vista Neighborhood Disparities Conference and Community Day will be held at Fifteenth Avenue Church of Christ, 2127 15th Ave. N., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Recent discussions between members of MVSA and representatives of the Buena Vista Heights Neighborhood Association about community concerns as well as health and safety issues of the residents led the groups to develop the conference and community day.

Activities ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations, panel discussions about community issues, childhood obesity, college exploration and information to entertainment for children and door prizes will be offered.

Health screenings will also be available including:
• Blood pressure
• Rapid HIV testing
• Dental health
• Women’s health
• Men’s health

For more information contact the MVSA at 936-6070 or email Johan Westenburg at johan.p.westenburg@vanderbilt.edu.