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Kaiser Permanente takes free screenings to DC

The Washington Post, February 8, 2011
More than 300 Kaiser Permanente employees and volunteers recently took their blood pressure monitors and other medical equipment to the streets of Washington, D.C. in their annual day of service, offering free health services to 13,500 low-income and underinsured people. The healthcare organization set up 14 roving clinics at various locations, including a hospice and D.C. Central Kitchen, to which it handed a $150,000 check. The donation was made to help the kitchen open its new commissary facility to process local produce for the community. Inside of a new mobile health vehicle parked outside of the Salvation Army's Hyattsville site, Kaiser Permanente employees administered blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and glucose screenings to 70 of the men who live there. The vehicle, which launched last October, includes a full-size exam room and a laboratory area.

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