Edmundites, Selma AIR partner on health concern

Published 10:50 pm Thursday, April 6, 2017

Selma AIR, Inc. and the Edmudite Missions will host a community event Friday, April 7 from noon until 3 p.m. to celebrate their partnership to provide weekly access to health screenings and educational resources including free, confidential HIV and Hepatitis-C testing at the Edmunite Missions Adult Education Center on Minter Avenue.

“We are getting back to the basics as we strengthen the long-standing partnership between the Edmundite Missions and Selma AIR,” said Selma AIR HIV Prevention Specialist Lydia Chatmon. “This collaboration will allow Selma AIR to more effectively reach our community and help folks have better access to local healthcare resources.”

Starting this month, staff from Selma AIR along with representatives from other health and wellness-associated agencies will be on hand every Friday from noon until 3 p.m. offering opportunities for community members to have access to free health screenings and educational programming.

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“Our partnership with Selma AIR has existed since 1995 when members of the Edmundite Missions helped to establish the agency in response to the growing need for HIV education and care across the Black Belt,” said apresident and CEO of the Edmundite Missions Chad McEachern.  “We are excited to be able to offer improved health and wellness programs for the community through our expanding connection.”

The Edmundite Missions was established in 1937 and has served communities for 80 years through initiatives dedicated to improving access to nutrition, housing, and education for those in need.

Selma AIR is the locally-based nonprofit agency founded in 1995 with the aid of local Edmundite Missions representatives to provide information and resources related to HIV.

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Chatmon at (334) 872-6795.