Dayton Metro Library hosts free Equitas pop-Up health clinic with focus on Dayton's LGBTQIA+/BIPOC communities
Dayton Metro Library will hold a Pop-up Health Clinic at the Main Library, Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor, Monday, April 18, from 12-4 pm. This free clinic is presented by Equitas Health.
A special panel with moderator Fred Cox and guest panelists will first discuss how mental health impacts Dayton’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities from 12-2 pm, followed by the free pop-up health clinic from 2-4 pm. The clinic will offer blood pressure and glucose readings, HIV testing, ACA enrollments, scheduling services for Equitas, and oral health screenings. The services are for anyone interested, though there is focus on serving those from LGBTQIA+ and POC communities, because they experience health disparities at much higher numbers.
“This is the perfect opportunity for DML to provide space to bring such a community organization to our patrons,” said Kristina Richey, DML Information Services Librarian (LGBTQIA+ emphasis). “We have ample, private space to host this kind of event. The open-ended, low-pressure nature of it (no reservations/appointments required) makes it more accessible and less intimidating than going to more traditional medical locations.”
DML is currently working with Equitas to hopefully expand clinics to DML Branches in the future. More information about the clinic can be found on the library website.
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