Free AU health clinic helps women farmers live healthier lives

Free AU health clinic helps women farmers live healthier lives


SEVERAL FARM WORKERS TOOK A BREAK FROM THEIR SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS TO INVEST IN THEIR HEALTH. NEWSCHANNEL 6’S RENETTA DUBOSE TAKES US TO THE FREE HEALTH CLINIC FOR WOMEN WHO DON’T HAVE ENGLISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE. ABOUT 100 WOMEN TOOK A BUS FROM TRENTON SOUTH CAROLINA TO AUGUSTA GEORGIA TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE HEALTHY. THEY NATS MARY KATE: WHAT WE’RE MOSTLY SEEING ARE A BUNCH OF WOMEN WHO JUST DON’T HAVE VERY GOOD ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. NATS RENETTA: THEY CAUGHT THE BUS. NATS RENETTA: WAITED IN LINE. NATS RENETTA: AND RECEIVED CARE TAILORED JUST FOR THEM EN ESPANOL.. RENETTA: WAITED IN LINE. NATS RENETTA: AND RECEIVED CARE TAILORED JUST FOR THEM EN ESPANOL.. YOLANDA FLORES: SHE’S HOPING TO HAVE A BREAST EXAM, A VAGINAL EXAM BECAUSE SHE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING CANCER IN ANY OF THOSE PARTS. RENETTA: THROUGH A TRANSLATOR WE LEARNED JUANA COL’S STORY…A WOMAN FROM GUATEMALA CONCERNED ABOUT ILLNESS. NATS RENETTA: SO SHE WENT FROM ROOM TO ROOM IN THE AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY CLINIC…EVEN GETTING HER FLU SHOT. NEARLY 100 WOMEN FROM COSTA LAYMAN NURSERIES RECEIVED BLOOD PRESSURE AND NUTRITION CHECKS…LIKE DIABETES TESTING. DENTAL SCREENINGS…WITH HOW-TO CLEANING EXAMPLES….AND ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING…ALL WITHOUT PAYING A DIME. YOLANDA: IT’S VERY GOOD THAT THE SERVICES ARE FOR FREE BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO BEING A LOW RESOURCE PERSON SHE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY. PAN CROMER: IT’S A GOOD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS, BUT IT ALSO AFFORDS THESE WOMEN AND OPPORTUNITY TO GET HEALTHCARE OTHERWISE THEY WOULD NOT RECEIVE. MARY KATE: NOT HAVING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, I KNOW IT INCREASES RATES OF STDS OR UNPLANNED PREGNANCES. IT ALSO INCREASES THE GENERAL OVERALL HEALTH ISSUES OF PEOPLE. AFTER THE FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS…THESE WOMEN RECEIVED A HEALTH SNACK AND HAD ACCESS TO A FULL CLOSET WITH THEIR CHOICE OF SOME NICE CLOTHES AND SHOES.

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