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Luke's Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg where he said he saw those most affected by health inequality: people who didn't have insurance, people who had been misdiagnosed, and people whose children had to speak for them due to language barriers.
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Thompson knew he wanted to make a difference, especially with low-income and minority youth. Thus, Lil Lifesaverz was born, a nonprofit made up of "high interracial dating Bellevue and college teens working collaboratively to improve the public health of our own community," its website re.
Focusing on youth Fort Collins CO distance relationship dates an important aspect of Lil Lifesaverz for Thompson, he said, because health literacy among youth is low and youth often don't have a voice. Thompson recruits "like-minded people" who also have a passion for public health to be interns and volunteers.
Thompson said he saw inequality especially within the Latino community, which prompted him to reach out to Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, a community leader and professor of languages at USC Upstate.
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Hernandez-Laroche said he's also shifted his focus to look at representation in healthcare and how it can affect minority communities. One of Lil Lifesaverz first events was a mobile medical screening clinic held Wednesday at the J.
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Residents visited the complex's parking lot to purchase food and then get screened. Thompson's own healthcare provider Pam Ivey at After Hours Family Practice in Boiling Springs provided blood pressure tests, glucose tests, vision tests along with measuring weight, height and body mass index free for those who wanted it.
Thompson also gave out free channel Newport dating masks to residents — his friend Aubrey Jimenez made and donated them to Lil Lifesaverz. Spartanburg panelists: Barriers prevent Latinos from getting tested and seeking treatment.
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Jeanette Layton, resident and secretary of the J. Bull apartment's resident council, saw the free medical screening happening right outside her door and got her blood pressure and blood sugar levels taken. It's important, health is important," Layton said.
Layton said she urged her neighbors to take advantage of the screening as well — especially those that don't meet and mingle Louisiana insurance. Going forward, Thompson plans to bring a cultural health fair to Barnet Park.
He said he's paired students with mentors across the Upstate and each student will run a booth at the fair to highlight different health issues different minority communities face. With the Spartanburg International Festival getting canceled due to COVID and the Black Lives Matter movement growing across Spartanburg and the rest of the online dating in Wilmington and, he thought now was the best time to create this event.
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