Thursday, August 4, 2016

State Agencies to Host Health Fair with Local Tribe

WHAT: The Utah Department of Health and the Utah National Guard will host a first-of-its-kind health fair with the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute at their annual Pow Wow. The fair will be hosted on the Goshute Reservation in Ibapah and will include immunizations, dental screenings, other health screenings, and exercise and nutritional counseling.

This is the first time the Department of Health and National Guard have collaborated on a mission together.

The Utah National Guard Medical Command will also fly one of its Black Hawk helicopters to the event. 

WHY: Utah’s American Indian population often lives in medically underserved areas and suffer a greater burden of disease than the general Utah population. The health fair will help provide critical health screenings, prevention education, outreach and services to this population.

VISUALS: Utah National Guard Black Hawk helicopter (arriving at approximately 1:30)
Tribal members receiving health screenings (all day)
Traditional Pow Wow dancing and drumming (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Honor song for the military and veterans
WHO: Utah Department of Health and Utah National Guard Medical Command

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Goshute Reservation – Pow Wow Grounds
Ibapah, Utah
Directions: From Wendover, turn south on US-93, proceed south for approximately 25 miles to  Ibapah  Rd., turn left and follow Ibapah Rd. for another 33 miles.  

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Media Contact:
Melissa Zito, Utah Department of Health
(o) 801-273-6644
(m) 801-712-9346