More than 400 attend UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair

Kush Tripathi, MS 4, checks out a patient at the 2011 Wellness Fair on April 9.

Members of the Kansas City community gathered at the Health Sciences Building on April 9 to take part in the third-annual UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair.

Students and faculty from the UMKC schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing provided free health screenings, education and services. These services ranged from vision, hearing and dental screenings, to HIV and osteoporosis testing, and education on medications and organ donation.

This year’s Wellness Fair attracted more than 400 patients. Volunteers saw more than 180 children who received sports physicals.

Annette Hall attended the Health Fair with her 12-year-old son, George, for them both to receive the free services.

“You have to be willing to get up out of bed and come down here.” Annette Hall said. “This is a great opportunity.”

For more photos from the Wellness Fair, visit the School of Medicine’s Facebook page.

 

 

Sign up to volunteer for the UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair

Students, faculty, staff and other health care providers who would like to volunteer to help with the UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair on April 9 can sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z75DJHT. Complete the electronic survey by 5 p.m. on Feb. 25 to sign up.

The Health Fair will run from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill campus. Volunteers are needed to help provide services and to supervise the booths.

A safety and training session will be provided to volunteers immediately prior to the start of the Health Fair to prepare for the event and the specific services you will be providing that day.

Health science schools planning UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair

The third annual UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair with free health screenings for the surrounding community is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 9 in the UMKC Health Sciences Building.

Joint the health science schools in advancing the health of our community through the annual Wellness Fair. Contact the Wellness Information Line at 816-235-5463 for more information.