Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Minority Health Fair - Ocie Hill Community Center

The 16th annual Minority Health Fair was held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center in Mansfield, Ohio.  Approximately forty-seven local agencies participated in the event providing the community with free health screenings and educational resources.  Various health screenings available to the community included: blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, breast cancer, vision, and hearing.

The Seventh Day Adventist church served a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the event.  Ashland University College of Nursing faculty and students helped prepare and serve meals as well as clean up after the event.   Over 535 meals were served to the community and health fair workers.  

Local agencies set up educational booths at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center.  AU nursing students assisted theses agencies by providing important information and resources at the various booths.  AU nursing students are engaged with our community and participate in a variety of service projects as part of a HRSA grant that was awarded to the College of Nursing.      

Thank You AU College of Nursing Volunteers:

Faculty: Patti Clayburn, Melessa Starnes Damoff, Dan Hellinger, Marje Silcox

Students: Kathy Aduddell, Lisa Deschner, Ky Gingery, Johnathan Horst, Wes Kyser, Cassandra LaBove, Lisa Linscott, Danielle Martin, Ahmed Mirza, Ali Polkinghorn, Elexis Shelton, Lana Surgener, Emily White