University of Washington School of Public Health

Volunteer for 15th Annual Latina Health Fair

05/03/2017
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Latina Health Fair Volunteer Recruitment!

Date: May 13th from 10-2 at the St. Bernadette Parish, 1028 SW 128th Seattle, WA 98146

We need volunteers for two shifts: 9:30-12 and 12 to 2:30. Free lunch will be provided!

All volunteers must attend one of the following trainings: Wednesday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30 or Thursday, May 4th from 5:30-7:30 in room T-435

Volunteer roles include: interpreters, cholesterol and blood glucose testing/analyzers, health educators, dental checks and more! See the attached Google Form for complete list of volunteer roles. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis!

To volunteer, fill out this form by May 1st at 5pm:
https://goo.gl/forms/Hk509L1wtl9If9ss1

Overview and Goals of the Fair:

The annual Latina Health Fair (LHF) hosted by Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate event focused on the Latina population in King County and neighboring counties. Each year this health fair takes place in the spring during The National Women’s Health Week in an effort to promote women’s health. The Latina Health Fair provides health education, community resource information and free health screenings to the Latina/o community from King County and surrounding areas. The Latina Health Fair works to accomplish the following:

  • Provide the following free health screenings: mammograms, pap/pelvic Exams, blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, HIV testing, vision and child developmental screenings.
  • Provide health education, workshops for women of all ages and a resource fair to the Latina/o community from King County and surrounding areas.
  • Help eliminate health disparities and promote health equity in King County.
  • Encourage healthy behaviors among Latinas of all ages and their families such as healthy eating, physical activity, and accessing preventative screenings/care.
  • Collaborate with partnering organizations and communities with similar goals and target populations, to assist in the organization of the Latina Health Fair.
  • Collect demographic data and feedback from health screeners and fairgoers, needed to understand community needs, barriers and successful tactics for disseminating health care information.

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