The 9Health Fair is this Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. Get all your health screenings done in one day, and for free or a reduced cost! How can it get any better? Returning this year is the free rheumatoid arthritis screening, and a newer feature is the Total Wellness Zone – where you can learn about whole body health and how to keep yourself well for years to come. You can register online for the health fair at 9healthfair.org, so your check-in process on Saturday will be faster.
This year’s 9Health Fair is on Saturday, April 21, and we are in need of volunteers to help make this event happen. If you’d like to participate, please sign up today.
Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed. Non medical volunteers may be involved in traffic control, registration, height and weight measurement, or a variety of other jobs. Medical personnel are needed to draw blood, take blood pressures, talk to participants about their health or assist with free health screenings such as cardiac risk, bone density, or lung function. Volunteers should expect to be at the fair from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. As always, a t-shirt and great food will be provided. Plus, you can still earn wellness points for volunteering, through our new employee incentive program, RedBrick. Anyone interested in volunteering for the fair, please sign up here, or contact Peggy Jarrett at X3590.
Just as CPR teaches us how to help an individual suffering from certain medical emergencies, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructs us how to identify, understand and respond to those who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The MHFA program is an interactive training that helps individuals recognize risk factors and warning signs for a range of behavioral health problems, and teaches a five-step action plan to provide basic, yet appropriate interventions for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
All classes are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these dates:
- April 6 (Conf Rm A)
- June 11 (Conf Rm A)
- Sept. 4 (Conf Rm B & C)
- Oct. 29 (Conf Rm A)
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, including suicide
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders
- A 5-step action plan to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis
- Resources for help — Crisis Hot Lines, professional care, peer specialists, and self-help resources
THE CLASS IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Register online or call 303.853.3679.