WVU Student Nursing Association Hosts Second Annual Community Health Fair | School of nursing
The West Virginia University Association of student nurses hosted its second annual Community Health Fair on November 4 at the WVU Recreation Centerwelcoming members of the university community and beyond to learn more about holistic health and wellness.
Free and open to the public, the event offered a variety of resources, demonstrations, training and giveaways.
“We were so excited to share these resources and information with the public,” said SNA Secretary and Event Coordinator Catherine “Cat” Myers. “We reached out to a wide range of organizations to represent the holistic picture of health.”
Attendees could receive vital signs readings from student nurses, as well as vaccinations and Narcan training from the Monongalia County Health Department. Several student nurses offered sexual health education, while others offered a sensory activity featuring pasta making.
dr. Tina Antill Keener demonstrated how meditation can relieve stress and reduce heart rate, and Return Marian shared the mental and physical benefits of aromatherapy. Nutritionists provided information on healthy eating, as well as information on The shelfa student pantry.
The WVU Women’s Resource Center shared information about menstrual products and provided condoms. Behavioral Health Coordinator Layne Hitchcock shared information about Be wellmental health services for Health Sciences students.
“We hope we can improve the health of our community,” Myers said. “It’s our goal as nurses and as a land-grant university, to get our information out to the community.”