Park University to Host Health Fair on March 29

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Park University’s Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing will hold its annual health fair on Tuesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University’s new Academic Expansion Space (and nursing program’s new home), located in the Parkville Commercial Underground on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

A variety of health information will be available on topics such as nutrition, breast cancer, HPV infections, neonatal and infant health, substance abuse, injury and violence prevention, sleep health, oral/dental health, food safety, childhood vaccines, genetic testing, family planning, depression/suicide risk, sodium consumption and childhood obesity. The University’s Counseling Center will also provide free, private depression screenings and counseling services for interested attendees, and offer recommendations for seeking treatment, if needed.

In addition, a number of community health and wellness organizations will participate, including Briarcliff Dental Care, GNC-Parkville, HCA Midwest Health, Midwest Transplant Network, Natural Wellness and Parkville Women’s Clinic.

“For this year’s health fair, Park’s nursing students will cover a variety of topics with two goals in mind — to help participants gain awareness of their current state of health and to share evidenced-based interventions that can help promote, maintain or improve one’s state of health,” said April Haberyan, Ph.D., chair of the Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing and associate professor of nursing.

For questions about the event, contact Michelle Forrest, Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing administrative assistant, at or (816) 584-6257.