Portland will hold its fifth annual minority health fair Saturday.

The Multicultural Exercise for Health and Love offers health screenings and referrals for racial and ethnic minority communities in the greater Portland area. It includes multicultural food, dance and festivities, as well as diabetes and heart health screenings, risk assessments and counseling.

The health fair will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at the Portland Exposition Building. Admission is free.

The event is organized by the Minority Health Program of Portland’s Public Health Division in partnership with Mercy Hospital. Screenings will be conducted by the Maine Heart Center, and interpreters for more than 12 different languages will be available.

Those who participate will also receive follow-up referral services and improved access to primary care providers. 


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