Regis University Set to Host 18th Annual 9Health Fair April 5
April 04, 2014
The 9Health Fair – Colorado’s largest nonprofit, volunteer-driven health fair – is set to return to Regis University for its 18th year Saturday, April 5, to offer free and low-cost health screenings to the community. Those 18 and older are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to make their health a priority.
“Regular health exams are a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and community health fairs – like the 9Health Fair – are a key piece of this type of preventive care,” said Sharif Abdelhamid, site coordinator and associate director of service learning for Regis’ Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. “By identifying potential health issues and treating those before they become too serious, people can save time and money.”
This year’s fair runs 7 a.m. to noon in Loyola Hall and the Coors Life Directions Center on Regis' North Denver (Lowell) Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. The fair will feature interactive health education exhibits, opportunities to get referrals and more than two dozen free or low-cost screenings, including:
- Heart Health (Blood Pressure/Pulse Oximetry/Metabolic Syndrome Screening/Cardiac Risk Assessment)
- Skin Screening
- Stress Management Screening
- Nutrition Screening
- Lung Function Screening
- Bone Health (Osteoporosis Screening)
- Breast Screening/Mobile Mammography
- Pap Smear Screening
- Foot Screening
- Vision Screening
- Prostate/Testicular Screening
For a complete list of screenings, visit 9healthfair.org.
Regis has mobilized 200 volunteers including students, faculty and staff from its nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, counseling and health services administration programs to offer this service to the community.
“Hosting the 9Health Fair is a shining example of how the Jesuit mission comes to life here at Regis,” Abdelhamid said. “It allows students, faculty and staff to come together to meet the needs of the surrounding community and especially the needs of those individuals who may have minimal or no access to basic health care.”
Those interested in attending can register in advance at 9healthfair.org or at the fair. All are asked to not eat 12 hours before having blood drawn, continue taking prescribed medications and drink plenty of water before having blood drawn. Diabetics should not fast. Participants should bring their own water.
In its history at Regis University, the 9Health Fair has served more than 6,500 community members.