CSU–Pueblo nursing students to participate in annual health fair

The Nursing Department at Colorado State University – Pueblo will coordinate a host of local organizations to provide health screening and education at the annual 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 18.

The Annual 9Health Fair will be held from 7a.m. – noon on April 18 at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. The 9Health Fair provides free medical screening services and education to those 18 years and older. Additional in-depth screening services will be available for a nominal fee.

Attendees may talk with or ask questions of health professionals throughout the fair. Participants may obtain free screening including height/weight/body mass index, vision and hearing, oral, skin, breast, diabetes/finger stick glucose test, nutrition, blood pressure and pulse, heart health, osteoporosis, lung function/pulse ox, Body In Balance and body fat skinfold, pap smears, and mental health. Stations to ask a pharmacist and first aid information are also available.

Participants also may receive screenings including prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for $25, colon cancer screening kits and education for $20, blood count screening for $15, and blood chemistry screening for $30.

The following organizations will provide interactive learning stations: bone density by Parkview Medical Center, lung function/Pulse Ox by St. Mary Corwin, oral screening by PCC Dental Hygiene Program, vision by CSU-Pueblo Nursing Students, ask a pharmacist by Institute for Total Rehab, mental health screening by Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, and breast/pap/prostate/skin by CSU-Pueblo graduate program.

Additional information may be found on the 9Health Fair website www.9Healthfair.org or by calling 800-332-3078.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.