FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 20, 2010 #041
Contact: John Austin
Health Sciences Wellness Fair at UMKC Hospital Hill campus this weekend
Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy join forces with area partners to promote community health
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Health Sciences schools, in partnership with the Kansas City Wellness Network and Cover the Uninsured, will host the second annual Health Sciences Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.
Among the available services being provided at this year's Wellness Fair:
- Cholesterol screening
- Blood pressure screening
- Diabetes counseling
- Skin cancer & sun exposure awareness
- Alzheimer's awareness
- Organ donor awareness
- Hearing screening
- Vision screening
- Adult & child dental screening with dental care instruction
About the UMKC Hospital Hill CampusThe 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.
About UMKCThe 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. 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.
This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).