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Community Health Fair to Take Place April 20

WINTERVILLE—Operating on the theory that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the Pitt Community College Health Sciences Division has organized a community health fair to promote better living through valuable health information.

The fair, which is free and open to students, employees and members of the community, will feature information booths, displays, basic health screenings, and door prizes. It will take place April 20 in the William E. Fulford and Herman Simon buildings on PCC's main campus, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Our health fair is about showcasing PCC health sciences programs as well as promoting health and wellness on campus and in the community,” PCC Health Sciences Dean Donna Neal said. “This event will not only be a learning experience for those that attend but also for our students—a real win for all participating."

Though Neal said a committee of health science faculty is planning the event, she noted that many of the activities during the fair will be facilitated by health sciences students from various programs. Community partners will also take part in the effort, she said.

Neal says a number of basic health screenings will be offered throughout the event, including dental, vision and blood pressure. There will also be CPR and ultrasound demonstrations, sleep lab tours, an East Care Mobile Intensive Care Unit on display, Vidant MyChart and Physicians East patient portal information booths, she said.

Massage Therapy students will provide chair massages throughout the fair. Attendees will also have the opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross.

Parking for the event is free and located adjacent to fair.