Family Wellness Week
Join Sanford-Brown as we provide free health services our campuses across the country as part of our National Family Wellness Week. The mission is simple: help families get healthy for little or no cost.
Whether it’s health check-ups or vision screenings, Sanford-Brown knows that life can get in the way of making preventative medical care a priority, especially when the cost of medical services can add up.
Throughout the week, students, faculty and administrators at Sanford-Brown campuses across the country will work to match the school’s strengths with community needs. All campuses will offer basic health screenings, such as blood pressure screenings, cholesterol tests and more.
Help Families Focus On Health And Wellness
Families are invited to visit one of the Sanford-Brown campuses to take advantage of free services that will help get their health back on track. Students in the allied healthcare programs and their instructors will offer their time and skills to help ensure that local families have access to the resources they need:
- Learn healthy habits
- Ask medical questions
- Take advantage of free health screenings
- Get ready (and healthy) to go back to school.
Sanford-Brown has a long tradition of giving back to its communities, both in and out of the classroom. Throughout their training, students are encouraged to apply their clinical knowledge to real-world situations. They take part in a variety of experiences to ensure they enter the workforce with the technical skills necessary to provide expert medical care, and also bring with the experience needed to build trusting relationships with both doctors and patients.
Sanford-Brown has also launched a Service Learning component into our curriculum at each one of our campus. This enhancement to curricula is intended to provide an opportunity to engage students in the educational process by requiring them to apply their classroom learning to help solve real-life problems. The curriculum will require each student to participate in Service Learning activities as they progress in their programs. This was initiated in the Medical Assisting program in late 2010 and is being rolled out to our other programs at each campus nationwide throughout 2011.
Each Service Learning project will utilize skills learned in the classroom based on the student’s specific program. For example, a student in the medical assistant program might work at a blood drive, flu shot clinic and/or vision screening while a student in the pharmacy technician program could provide poison prevention education to local youth organizations and/or assistance in disposing of expired prescriptions. Similarly, a student in any of Sanford-Brown’s veterinary technology programs would focus his or her efforts on animals and pet owners while a student in a dental assistant program would provide dental screenings or other dental services to those who are disadvantaged.
At the end of any Service Learning activity, students will reflect in writing and presentations how the activity related to their program and benefitted the communities they serve.
To learn more about how you can partner with Sanford-Brown and become a Service Learning site in the community, please complete and submit the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.
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