February 8, 2013
Indiana State University faculty, staff and students will be out in force helping to keep Wabash Valley residents healthy during the eighth annual Terre Haute Community Health Fair. The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, now in the former Chauncey Rose Middle School at 13th and Locust streets.
This year's event will include more than 60 exhibitors and screeners, all with information regarding important medical issues, prevention and treatment.
Participating Indiana State University programs and their roles in the event include:
• Applied health sciences department dietetics program, nutrition and wellness
• Applied health Sciences department health sciences program, health sciences information
• Applied medicine and rehabilitation department, massage therapy
• Baccalaureate nursing department, lead screening for children
• Employee Wellness Program, worksite wellness
• Psychology Clinic, mental health information
• Student Health Promotion, sexual violence prevention
• West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, information about health careers
Other scheduled exhibitors include the Alzheimer's Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Breastfeeding Coalition of the Wabash Valley, CHANCES for Indiana Youth, Council on Domestic Abuse, Indiana attorney general's office, Ivy Tech Community College's associate degree nursing program, Mental Health America of Vigo County, Minority Health Coalition, National Kidney Foundation, Purdue Extension, Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, Union Hospital, Vigo County Crime Victim Assistance Program, Vigo County Health Department and Vigo County Public Library.
Several private health care providers will also be on hand, including those specializing in chiropractic, dentistry, gerontology, hearing care, home health care and hospice.
In addition to information about local organizations and services, the health fair will offer educational exhibits about personal health, fitness classes, massage therapy and free health screenings. Other free screenings this year include blood pressure, blood sugar, blood typing and cholesterol, depression, hearing, vision and glaucoma. The Indiana Blood Center's Bloodmobile will also be at the event.
The health fair will also feature children's' activities, raffles and free snacks and beverages.Second year medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute started the health fair in 2005 as a service project to utilize their growing medical knowledge and give back to the community.
More information about the 2013 Terre Haute Health Fair is at http://www.healthyterrehaute.com/
ISU faculty, staff and students will be out in force helping to keep Wabash Valley residents healthy during the eighth annual Terre Haute Community Health Fair on Feb. 17.