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October 2010Vol. 1 No. 3

The FAMU community to particpate in Health Day

A FAMU student gets his blood pressure taken during a FAMU Health Fair.
Rattler students, faculty and staff are invited to the Annual FAMU Health Day on Thursday, October 28.

The program is scheduled to begin at  10 a.m. at the FAMU Park and is a part of the annual Homecoming activities.  

There will be free health screenings and  an abundance of disease  prevention information to be shared with all those who attend.

“We have invited approximately 100 community partners to join us to provide these valuable services, so we, as a community can become informed about our health status and other health concerns,” said Mildred P. Brickler, FAMU Health  Day chair. “This information will empower us to make informed decisions about how we can take charge of our overall health and well-being — which ultimately affects the quality of life we each hope to have.”

Some of the community partners  include, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) – Family Practice Residency Program, A Woman’s Place, the Heart and Vascular Center, and the Diabetes Center (all fourgroups representing TMH), Covenant Hospice, Neighborhood Health Services, the Internal Revenue Service, New Leaf Market, FSU College of Medicine, Leon County STD Program, Leon County Department of Minority Health and STD,  2-1-1 Big Bend and FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“We hope to have a comprehensive group of community partners who will address not only physical and mental health issues, but also financial, spiritual, nutritional and emotional well being concerns,” Brickler said. “It is our goal that every participant leaves feeling that they have made a good choice by joining in with all Rattlers to celebrate this great day of health and wellness on the campus of Florida A&M University.”

The FAMU Department of Public Safety is working to provide parking for off-campus visitors to be able to park at Bragg Stadium. Tallahassee Mayor John Marks has agreed to provide free bus passes for community residents to ride Star Metro to attend.

Others activities in the line-up for the day’s program include Zumba and Yoga sessions. The event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Mildred Brickler at mildred.brickler@famu.edu or (850) 412-7373.
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