SU Ag Center set to host Community Health Fairs throughout the State

The Southern University Ag Center will host several Spring Health Fairs in parishes around the state from March 5 – April 13, 2024.

The free Spring Health Fairs will be held in the following parishes:

East Carroll Parish

March 5, 2024

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 304 Davis Street, Lake Providence, LA 71254


Avoyelles Parish

March 7, 2024

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cochon De Lait Center, 1822 L’Eglise Street, Mansura, LA 71350


Morehouse Parish

March 8, 2024

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bastrop Municipal Center, 1901 Moeller Drive, Bastrop, LA 71220


St. Landry Parish

March 9, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Institute (SU Ag Center), 1209 Diesi Street, Opelousas, LA 70570


Evangeline Parish

March 14, 2024

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

North Side Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau Street, Ville Platte, LA 70586


Shreveport/Caddo Parish

March 16, 2024

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lakeside Park Community Center, 2200 Milam Street, Shreveport, LA 71103


Orleans Parish

March 23, 2024

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ashe` Power House, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70113


East Baton Rouge Parish

April 13, 2024

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

BREC, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Health screenings, physical activities, free food and music, community resources, and much more will be provided.

“These health fairs are more than just events; they are a testament to our commitment to improving access to the most needed health screenings, services, and resources,” expressed Jasmin Matthews, Assistant Public Health Specialist at the SU Ag Center. “Through these efforts, we can address health disparities and unite communities. 'Health unites us, community defines us' is not just a slogan; it's our mission,” added Matthews.

“We are excited for these health fairs happening all over the state because we are bridging the gap between communities and essential services,” echoed Si-Arah Jones, Assistant Specialist and Nutrition and Field Coordinator for SNAP-Ed at the SU Ag Center. “This will empower individuals to take charge of their own health, thus contributing to a healthier community,” stated Jones.

The collaboration between the SU Ag Center and local communities, healthcare professionals, and organizations through these health fairs and other initiatives is poised to make a significant impact. Together, they strive to create a network of support that ensures a healthier and more resilient Louisiana.

The health fairs are being hosted by the SU Ag Center through a partnership with the Southern University Baton Rouge campus and the Louisiana Department of Health. This initiative is a leap forward in enhancing COVID-19 outcomes, reducing health disparities, and promoting diversity in Louisiana's healthcare sector.

For additional information on the health fairs contact, Jasmin Mathews at or Si-Arah Jones at


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