The Colorado AHEC program office, in association with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus, is offering free health screenings for adults and children January 12 – 27, 2019 at the National Western Stock Show.
Drug Take-back-day is January 21, 2019 10am - 3pm in our booth at the Hall of Education. Download the flier, here.
The health screening booth will be staffed by volunteers committed to improving access to healthcare and will include non-clinical staff, health professions students from various disciplines and supervising licensed clinical providers. The National Western Stock Show attracts over 700,000 attendees and anticipates screening over 2,500 participants, with many more receiving valuable health education information.
COLORADO AHEC PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!
The Goals of this event are to provide:
1. A fun, interprofessional, hands-on learning opportunity for health professions students
2. Engagement with rural and underserved populations
3. An opportunity to provide health education and health information to rural and underserved populations who might not otherwise have access to care.
We could not offer this great service to the community without our extraordinary volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 8 am – 8 pm daily. Clinicians are needed to oversee students in this unique training opportunity and non-clinical staff is needed to recruit participants and manage the flow.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
- Colorado Licensed Clinical Providers
- Non-Clinical 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
- Veterinary Students
There are multiple, daily, 4 hour shifts with some overlap in time to allow for shift change. Volunteers must register online using their official e-mail address.
Training is strongly encouraged for all students (if you previously volunteered for NWSS or the Colorado State Fair you are welcome to join us for a refresher to practice or to see what’s new!)
Volunteers will also have access to the National Western Stock show grounds on the day they volunteer and those who volunteer for multiple shifts will be eligible for free event and rodeo tickets. Make plans to come early or stay after your shift to enjoy the Stock Show!
For more information contact Cindy Armstrong at 303.724.8927 or Cynthia.Armstrong@ucdenver.edu.