Holden sponsors BR first ‘Health Truck Round-up’

BR Health Truck Round-up
BR Health Truck Round-up
Healthcare Providers share information
Healthcare Providers share information

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Baton Rouge had its first Health Truck Round-up Saturday morning, July 20. Health-related organizations and local hospitals gathered at Gloryland Baptist Church on Greenwell Springs Road.

Mayor "Kip" Holden's office reported that he would be speaking at the event as well as sponsoring the event with his Healthy BR initiative.

The purpose was to bring health services directly to the community, ranging from health screening and medical advice to "Ask the Doctor" sessions with Doctors Pam Daniels, Peter Bostick, Leslie Bostick, Rani Whitfield, and Andrae Brown. There were even activities for children to be involved.

The event began with an Early Morning Walk at around 8 a.m, and then a two-hour Health Truck Round-up followed. Over 25 healthcare providers gathered inside the church to provide information and discuss medical problems to attendees from 9 a.m. until the early afternoon.

Participants in Baton Rouge's inaugural Health Truck Round-up included:


  • class="MsoNormal" style="color:#363636;margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">The "Big Blue Bus,' the Mobile Health Unit from Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. 
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">BREADA's Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market 
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">BREC's Mobile Recreation Unit, also known as  BREC on the GEAUX
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">Mary Bird Perkins - OLOL Cancer Center's Mobile Education Unit
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">OLOL Community Advocacy and Mobile Tele Health
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">Lifeshare Blood Donation Van
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">D.A.R.E Van
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">Fire Department
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">Betty's Hope Children's Bereavement Unit
  • class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">Woman's Hospital Tent

The event also included a gospel festival, free food, giveaways, and healthy cooking demonstrations. The free health screenings included vision and hearing screenings for children in preparation of the upcoming school year.

This event was free, and it was open to the public. For more information, you may visit the web site at www.HealthyBR.com/Gloryland-Health-Expo.aspx

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