“There will be a session about medical directives, making sure you’ve filled out the appropriate paperwork,” said Sheffield, director of organizational development for the Health Initiative. “So, if you’re hospitalized, people making decisions on your behalf will be who you want them to be.”
Other topics to be discussed include exercise, healthy eating, and preventing and managing diabetes, he said.
Uninsured and under-insured LGBTQ participants will also be given information on accessing the Health Initiative’s Health Fund, which provides members of the LGBT community access to health screenings, physicals, dental treatments, prescription medication and more. The fund utilizes health providers who offer free or discounted services to qualified applicants.
The health fair is free with no appointment necessary.