CCC Faculty, Students Learns Health Status During Health Fair

2014-04-23 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis, Assistant Director; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

Coahoma Community College Practical Nursing student Dreka Jones performs a free cholesterol check during health fair for CCC faculty, staff and students.

CLARKSDALE - Coahoma Community College faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to brush up on their health during a free health fair Thursday morning.

The fair, hosted in the Pinnacle on CCC’s campus, was organized by the Mississippi State Department of Health’s MS Delta Health Collaborative (MDHC), whose goal is to provide leadership in the Delta region to implement heart disease and stroke prevention interventions to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities.

According to Patricia White of MDHC, the organization partnered with CCC in an effort to provide information and health screenings on the college’s campus.

“It’s important to know your status because it will help you manage your health and gives you the opportunity to seek prevention if needed,” said White. “It’s all about being educated and knowing when to seek medical attention to prevent future health complications.”

Students from CCC’s Practical Nursing program performed several screenings to the fair’s attendees, including blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screening and height and weight measurements.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to use their training skills and work on communication skill with the patients,” said Gloria Gipson, CCC’s PN instructor. “It’s also an opportunity for our students to interact with other people on campus.”

Also on hand were dozens of pamphlets containing literature on disease prevention and healthy living. Attendees with identified health risks received referral information.

To view more pictures from the health fair, CLICK HERE.