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DaVita Health Tour Visits Compton to Provide Health Screenings & Kidney Care Education

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/22/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center

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WHAT:            DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, will visit 30+ California communities this summer with its mobile health tour to provide free health screenings and kidney care education. DaVita is dedicated to the communities it serves and is pleased to be able to provide free access to these important screenings.

The mobile health clinic will include:

  • Diabetes screenings, including a finger-stick glucose test
  • Biometrics, including blood pressure, height/weight, waist measurement Body Mass Index (BMI) testing
  • Personal and confidential patient results review

To see where the bus is traveling this summer visit DaVita.com/HealthTour.

WHO:              DaVita staff and volunteers

Individuals receiving health screenings

WHERE:        Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center

                       301 N. Tamarind Ave.

Compton, CA 90220

WHEN:          Thursday, August 22, 2019 

                      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

WHY:              The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 37 million US adults aged 20 years and older – more than 15 percent of the adult population – have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is the ninth leading cause of death in the US. One in seven US adults has CKD and may not know it because there are often no signs until later stages. One in three adults is at risk for developing CKD. The leading causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. If diagnosed early, it may be possible to slow down the progression of kidney disease or stop it altogether.

CONTACT:    Media: Maggie Spain, Spearca Communications, maggie@spearcadenver.com, 405.812.0685

VISUALS:         Individuals participating in health screenings

Screening participants, staff and volunteers interacting on the mobile bus


Tags: DaVita, Diabetes, free health screening, health events la, Los Angeles

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