Health Protection and Education Services (HPES) News

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation and its Board of Directors recently selected HPES as an award recipient for their 2018-2019 Community Health Grant program. HPES was one of only seven nonprofit organizations to receive this recognition as the best organization for diabetes screening, prevention, and education, nationwide. Congratulations!

UUMC members Dr. Bob and Jane Paine founded and our congregation continues to support Health Protection and Education Services (HPES).  HPES provides free health screenings one Saturday morning each month at the U-City Library in the Delmar Loop. Additional free services include education and treatment referrals, mammograms, sickle cell testing, and free STD, HIV and AIDS testing.

HPES consists of volunteer medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, medical technicians and health educators and medical students. Non-medical volunteers greet, keep records, and help as needed.