On Saturday, March 22, UIW partnered with Univision and UTHSCSA Nursing to provide health screenings to 110 people. The event took place at the UIW Physical Therapy building on the northwest side of San Antonio. The equipment and supplies for the health fair were supported by a grant by the Wal-Mart Foundation. This was the first UIW health fair to incorporate physical therapy faculty and students into the interprofessional effort that includes optometry, nursing, nutrition, and pharmacy. The physical therapy group added fall risk assessment and baseline concussion assessment to the current screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, foot exams, medication education, hearing, and nutrition. This is also the first health fair that was able to incorporate the library, in an effort to add a health information literacy component, and provide a space for participants to enroll in the health insurance exchange before the March 31st deadline. The next interprofessional health fair is anticipated for the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.
In addition, Kappa Psi held a health fair at Gold’s Gym the following day.