LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Mexican government is giving $35,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health to continue health education and screening programs at the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock.
Mexican Consul David Manuel Preciado Juarez presented UAMS officials with a check Thursday at the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock where health workers checked people's blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
The UAMS College of Public Health and the Mexican Consulate established the health program, called Ventanillas de Salud, in 2010.
Officials say the new grant will allow the Mexican government to extend its partnership with UAMS to provide health information and health screenings to Mexicans living in Arkansas.
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