FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 1, 2009 #037
Contact: John Austin
Inaugural Health Sciences Wellness Fair on UMKC Hospital Hill campus this weekend Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy join forces with area partners to promote community healthThe University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Health Sciences schools, in partnership with the Kansas City Wellness Network, will host the first-ever Health Sciences Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. The Wellness Fair is free and open to the public and will be held at the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill campus, 2464 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO.
Students, faculty and staff from the UMKC Health Sciences Schools, along with volunteers from UMKC’s community partners, will offer a variety of services, including free exams, screenings and education on vital health issues and topics. Wellness Fair attendees may also bring a list of their current medications to be reviewed by medical/pharmaceutical experts.
Among the available services being provided at this year’s Wellness Fair:
- Safe sex education
- Blood pressure screening
- Obesity screening
- Osteoporosis screening and counseling
- Cholesterol screening*
- Blood glucose checks/diabetes screenings*
- Diabetes counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Depression screening
- Vision Screenings
- Hearing screenings
- Dental screenings/exams
- Full Physical exam for those younger than 18 years old
*Eating may affect this test, so fasting is preferred.
Contributors to the 2009 Health Sciences Wellness Fair:
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City; KC Wellness Network; Truman Medical Centers; University Physician Associates; Cover the Uninsured; Carondelet Health; UMKC Health Sciences deans; Kansas City Academy of Family Physicians; UMKC Student Government Association; Kansas City Health Department; Dos Mundos; Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City (VACKC); Univision; Fox 4; UMKC Alumni Associations
About the UMKC Hospital Hill Campus
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are located on the UMKC Health Sciences campus at Hospital Hill. UMKC is one of fewer than 30 universities in the nation to have four major health sciences schools centrally located on one campus. The next generation of health practitioners and scientists educated at UMKC benefit from the innovative learning and research environment provided by the University and its clinical and research partners.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.