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Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver
 

Colorado State Fair

Health Screenings and Community Outreach


National Western Stock Show Health Screenings

The Colorado AHEC Program in association with the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medial Campus is hosting a free health screening for children and adults August 25 - September 4, 2017. 

The health screening booth will be staffed by volunteers committed to improving access to healthcare in Colorado and will include health professions students from various disciplines supervised by licensed healthcare providers. Approximately 500,000 attendees visit the Colorado State Fair and we anticipate screening 2,000 participants, with many more receiving health education information.
 
COLORADO AHEC PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!
The Goals of this project are to provide:
1.  A fun interprofessional, hands on leaning opportunity for health professions students.
2.  Students exposure to rural and underserved populations
3.  Rural and underserved popluation health screenings and health education information, not otherwise available.

SPONSOR US:
We offer Health Screenings free of charge, we rely heavily on sponsorships to accomplish this.  Please contact Matt Hess at Matthew.Hess@ucdenver.edu for more information or if you care to donate directly by check you can mail your much appreciated donation to:
Colorado AHEC Program
c/o Matt Hess
MS F433
13120 E 19th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
include memo: Colorado State Fair
Thank you for considering sponsoring this event!!

VOLUNTEER:
We could not offer this great service to the community without our extraordinary volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the exhibit from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.  Clinicians are needed to oversee students in this unique training opportunity!
 
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
  • Licensed Providers (we need you!!)
  • Non-Clinical, lay community
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Health Professions students, such as, but not limited to:
    • Dental Students
    • Medical Students
    • Nursing Students
    • Pharmacy Students
    • Physical Therapy Students
    • Physician Assistant Students
    • Public Health Students
There are multiple daily shifts. Shifts last 4 hours. There is some overlap in time to allow for the shift change. Volunteers must register online. 

Training is required for all students (if you volunteered for NWSS already, you're all set!)
 
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the Colorado State Fair on the day they volunteer.   Make plans to come early before your shift or stay after your shift to enjoy the State Fair!  
 
For more information contact Cindy Armstrong at 303.724.8927 or Cynthia.Armstrong@ucdenver.edu.
 

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