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Hidalgo County Health & Human Services is teaming up with KRGV-TV Channel 5, RGV Diabetes Association and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the inaugural "Together for Our Health" event being held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the McAllen Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Health & Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eddie Olivarez, whose department is participating in the health fair, explained the importance of the wellness symposium to the court. Joining Mr. Olivarez were KRGV-TV General John Kittleman, RGV Diabetes Association President Amir Elsayed and UTRGV Senior Associate Dean for Inter-professional Education Dr. John Ronnau.
KRGV-TV General Manager John Kittleman briefs the court on how the event will focus on diabetes and obesity education.
The one day event will bring together providers, medical professionals, patients and families, and the community to address the epidemic that is diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Residents will be able to take advantage of free screenings, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and much more. The free event is open to the public and will feature presentations in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.