ASU Promotes All-Around Wellness At Health Fair
By Victoria Stovall, ASU Media Relations intern
On Oct. 10, the Alabama State University’s Health Center held the "Healthy You: Promoting Health and Wellness Fair" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the John Garrick Student Center Ballroom.
The free event was open to students, faculty and staff of ASU and to the community.
Free consultations and health screenings were available at one of the many vendors at the event. Free HIV/STD testing also was available; results were revealed in less than 5 minutes.
Students that attend Trenohlm State Community College, also a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), conducted health screenings that included blood pressure, vision, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI).
Jackson Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Alabama, had representatives who informed attendees about improving their health.
“If your blood pressure and BMI are a high number, you could be at risk for a stroke or a heart attack,” said Erica Sears, RN at Jackson Hospital.
Another vendor present was the Council on Substance Abuse in Montgomery, who has a partnership with ASU. The private nonprofit organization was founded in 1973 to inform the community that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases.
The event culminated with people leaving with bags full of free goodies and information.