SBC-Houston Family Wellness Week Recap
August 30, 2013
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Sanford-Brown College, Houston’s, students, staff and the faculty members took active part in the Family Wellness Week, organized from July 29, 2013 through August 03, 2013. Sanford-Brown College, Houston opened its doors to offer free Health Services for the back-to-school season to encourage Houston families to focus on their health. The mission for this event was to empower families to live healthy lifestyles.
The following events were scheduled during the week:
Wellness Screening for Children in Partnership with Boys and Girls Club
Monday, July 29
The Wellness Screening event took place at The Boys and Girls Club on 8575 Pittner Street, Houston on July 29th 2013 from 9am to 1 pm. Children between the ages of 9 and 12 years from the surrounding neighborhood took part in the screening clinic. Medical Assistant students from Sanford-Brown College, Houston set up three stations at the event and recorded the Body Mass Index, Height and Weight and performed Vision Screening on the participating children. The children at the Boys and Girls club were also engaged in the reading activities during the event. A total of 51 children were screened at the screening clinic which afforded a basic health check-up opportunity to the children.
Family Wellness Health Fair, on Campus
Thursday, August 1
The community members and the families were invited to Sanford-Brown College, Houston for the Family Wellness Health Fair. The Health Fair took place on campus at 9999 Richmond Avenue from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on August 1st, 2013. Sanford-Brown College, Houston’s students and faculty from the Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Billing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiovascular Sonography programs helped screen the participants of the Health Fair. The students recorded Height and Weight, Vital Signs performed Blood Glucose and Cholesterol estimations, Urinalysis, Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, Carotid Doppler, Thyroid and Abdominal Scan in various laboratories on campus. The students were able to reenact their skills they have learned in class on the visiting community members.
Open House and Community Health Fair
Saturday, August 3
A community Health fair was organized on campus in collaboration with the admissions department for the Open House on August 3rd, 2013 from 10am to 12:30 pm. Medical Assistant students recorded Height and Weight, Vital Signs and performed Blood Glucose and Cholesterol estimations for the participants. The Open House allows the visitors to familiarize themselves with the institution and its program offerings and at the same time give them an opportunity to have a basic health check completed on campus
Wellness Screening for Men, Women and Children at Kashmere Multi-Services Center
Saturday, August 3
The Wellness Screening event held at Kashmere Multi-Services Center, Houston on August 3rd, 2013 was an exhilarating experience for the community and the student alike. The students assisted with the recording of Vital Signs, and performed Blood Glucose and Cholesterol estimation. The turnout at the center was great and the Sanford-Brown College, Houston’s Medical Assistant students screened over one hundred Women, Men and Children. The students enjoyed the one on one experience with the general public and are looking forward to the next Wellness Event.
The events provided an opportunity to the Houston families and children to access the following health care services, Scanning of the Abdomen and Neck, Echocardiography, Electrocardiography, Urinalysis, Blood Glucose, Hematocrit and Cholesterol Estimation, Vision Screening, determination of Body Mass Index and recording of Vital Signs.
The Wellness Week was a great success as Sanford-Brown College, Houston students provided screening services to approximately 200 community members