ERIC Number: ED224506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Conducting a Community Health Screening Fair. NCCSCE Working Paper Series, [Number 2].
Berghaus, William C. B.; Graham, Joy
Each spring, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) organizes and coordinates an Annual Health Screening Fair, a preventive health package designed to help residents identify health-related problems and become more informed about maintaining good health. The community service goals of the fair include the provision of free or minimal-cost health screening for as many diseases and to as many people as possible using the combined medical and non-medical resources of the community. Health fair planning requires the involvement of an active, representative steering committee, the establishment of a checklist of activities and deadlines, public relations and publicity efforts, provision for equipment and supplies, volunteer orientation and training, and budgeting. The fair itself consists of a number of stations through which participants proceed. These stations deal with registration, height and weight measurement, breast examination, pulmonary functions, vision, use of the vial of life, hearing, glaucoma, diabetes and anemia, blood pressure, blood chemistry regulation and testing, refreshments, podiatry, oral screening, counseling and referral, and evaluation. Records are kept on participants by age, sex, and abnormalities and follow-up contacts are made when necessary. Response to the fair from participants, volunteers, and physicians has been positive. This paper provides guidelines and checklists covering important considerations in planning and implementing similar fairs. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.
Note: Originally published by the National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education (NCCSCE) as an insert in the Community Services Catalyst; v12 n2 Spr 1982.