The county Division of Public Health will hold two community events to stress the importance of health screenings and raise awareness during National Minority Health Month in April.

Health disparities among those at risk, within differen populations, include overall rates of disease incidences, prevalence, morbidity and mortality rates.

The affected populations include ethnic minorities, rural area residents, women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Events are scheduled to discuss cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar screenings and calculating body mass index (BMI).

The first will be held on April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, in Newtonville.

The second is scheduled for April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center, 2 South Main Street, in Pleasantville.

More information is available by calling the health division at (609) 645-5853.

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