UA Partners with Pickens County to Host Health Fair

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership is partnering with Pickens County Medical Center to host a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6.

The fair will include free health screenings for blood pressure, weight and cholesterol. It will be held at the Pickens County Medical Center HealthPlex, located at 241 Robert K. Wilson Drive in Carrollton.

Participants will have an opportunity to review their screening results with a health coach, who will also provide advice about how to better manage various health issues. The screenings will be provided by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing faculty and nursing students.

The health fair will also include speakers, hospital tours, gardening tips, food, giveaways and more.

The UA-Pickens County Partnership, which is led by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, works to place UA students in medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, psychology and health education – and potentially others – in Pickens County for internships and experiences. Through the partnership, the rural, underserved county is provided with additional health resources, and UA students receive real world training in their respective areas of study.

Source

Wilamena Daily, project coordinator for the UA-Pickens County Partnership, wshopkins@ua.edu

Contact

Kim Eaton, UA media relations, 205-348-8325 or kim.eaton@ua.edu

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.