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Wichita and Topeka Health Fair

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Wichita and Topeka Health Fair

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On Saturday October 5th, JUNTOS staff members were divided into two teams, to attend to Wichita and Topeka. The first team attended the Café con Leche Health Fair in Wichita, and the second team the Sabores y Salud Health Fair in Topeka, KS. We had a great time serving the community at these events.

 

http://juntosks.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifAt the health fairs we provided basic health screenings (BMI, blood glucose, and blood pressure), as well as educational information on healthy lifestyles, and nutrition.
On the Wichita event we had two doctors on-site, Dr. Martinez and Dr. Gutierrez, assessing participants at high risks for diabetes and hypertension.
On the Topeka event we had one doctor on-site, Dr. Edward Ellerbeck assessing participants at high risks for diabetes and hypertension. Also from JUNTOS staff members we had CN Andrea D’Achiardi and Dr. Paula Cupertino.
We had more than 15 Nursing Student volunteers attending to our events.
Saturday morning everyone was up and ready to help for the day. We made the final preparations to start receiving people at 9 am on our respective sites. Once we opened our doors, we continued to help until 1 pm., changing stations after every shift depending on the person’s abilities.

By the end of the two-health fairs we screened/registered 86 people from KS.

Special thanks go out to ALL of our volunteers from the Nursing School from the Washburn Univiersity, Washburn Insitute of Technology and Brian University; and JUNTOS staff 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 12th the Celebrating Healthy Families Event in Kansas City, KS. For more information please refer 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, Victor Martinez at (913) 945-7873 or go to the webpage http://jotform.us/form/32513722504142

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