ERIC Number: ED392540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Big Red How-To Guide: Planning a Health Fair for Children and Families.
Foley, Christina A.
Community health fairs usually focus on adult health issues and seldom on child and family health or the link between health and education. This guide's purpose is to assist communities in developing child and family-focused health fairs. The guide is divided into two major sections: pre-planning and planning. The pre-planning section covers steps that must be taken before planning a community health fair, covering aspects such as community assessment, community task force, target audience, mission statement, and timeline. The planning section includes a discussion of: (1) financing; (2) logistics, such as exhibitors, participants, fair location, and volunteers; (3) promotion, including advertising via newspaper, radio public service announcements, and community calendars; and (4) evaluation, including a sample evaluation form. A summary of a health fair project sponsored by the Eastern Shore Rural Health System (Onancock, Virginia) is provided as an example. The guide concludes with an overview of the National Health and Education Consortium's (NHEC) history and current goals. (BGC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Resources, Community Services, Evaluation, Exhibits, Family Health, Financial Support, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Outreach Programs, Planning, Public Relations, Publicity, Social Services, Volunteers
National Health and Education Consortium, Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Health Fairs; National Health Education Consortium