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Media Advisory: GW HealthDesk Open to D.C. Residents at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Community Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 19, 2019) – After a successful debut, the George Washington University (GW) HealthDesk is back to help D.C. residents learn how to use technology to get reliable health information. Residents will be coached on how to use health apps and other online resources to aid them in managing diabetes, high blood pressure, nutrition, weight, pregnancy, and more. The GW HealthDesk will be open to D.C. residents at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church’s Annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

The GW HealthDesk is a collaboration between the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, funded by a grant from the D.C. Department of Healthcare Finance. Its mission is to empower residents of D.C. Wards 5, 7, and 8 to take charge and improve their health using technology. After visiting the GW HealthDesk, residents can sign up to receive emails or texts with information on eligibility for things like free rides to/from the grocery store, discounts on prescriptions, and coupons for healthy foods at D.C. farmer’s markets. 

In addition to the GW HealthDesk, the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Annual Community Day will include free mammograms at the GW Mammovan, flu shots from CVS, and blood pressure checks from D.C. Fire and EMS. 

WHAT: GW HealthDesk at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Annual Community Day

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12 p.m. — 4 p.m.

WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20020

MEDIA: Please contact Rev. Kendrick E. Curry at 202-581-1500 or Anne Banner at abanner@gwu.edu or 202-997-8849 

Additional Resources:

  • Photos of the GW HealthDesk are available upon request
  • Follow @GW_HealthDesk on Twitter. More information can be found on the website at healthdesk.info