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Binational Health Week/Mexican Consulate

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Binational Health Week/Mexican Consulate

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From Tuesday October 15th to October 18th, JUNTOS staff members attended the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City for the Binational Health Week Event. First of all we would like to thanks to the more than 10 nursing students that volunteered from the Donnelly College, and the Mexican Consulate for having us; we had a great time serving the community at this event.

http://juntosks.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifAt the health fair we provided basic health screenings (BMI, blood glucose, and blood pressure), as well as educational information on healthy lifestyles, and nutrition. On Thursday October 17th we also provided free Flu Shot Vaccines.
In addition we had two doctors on-site, Dr. Martinez and Dr. Gutierrez, assessing participants at high risks for diabetes and hypertension.
Every morning everyone was up and ready to help for the day. We made the final preparations to start receiving people at 9 am. Once we opened our doors, we continued to help until 2 pm., changing stations after every shift depending on the person’s abilities.

By the end of the four-day fair we screened/registered 94 people from KS.

Special thanks go out to ALL of our volunteers from Donnelly College and JUNTOS members. This event was a great success and it would not have been possible without the collaboration of all our partners.

Our next events will be in October 26th in Lawrence, KS (925 Vermont St. Lawrence, KS 66044). For more information please refer to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/juntosks

If you are interested on volunteering, please contact Andrea D’Achiardi (913) 948-1737, Alejandro Gutierrez (913) 945-7065, or Victor Martinez at (913) 945-7873 or go to the webpage http://jotform.us/form/32513722504142

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