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Community Engagement

Pharmacy Students to Host Free Health Fair

VNCARES Pacific Family Health Fair to serve the Stockton community
Feb 13, 2012

WHAT: Stockton residents will have access to health services such as blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and osteoporosis screenings. Many local health organizations will also be present to offer health-related information and services such as the scoliosis screening. Children in attendance will be able to enjoy fun, educational games and activities. Winners of the health themed art and essay contest for students of the Stockton Unified School District will be announced. Event participants will also have an opportunity to win door prizes.

WHEN: Sunday, March 4th, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. Luke's Catholic Church
3847 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95204

WHO: The Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society (VNCARES) Committee and pharmacy students at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be hosting the 5th Annual Pacific Family Health Fair to provide FREE health services to the Stockton community.

The purpose of VNCARES is to promote health issue awareness, knowledge, and preventative care in the Vietnamese community, in addition to creating opportunities for students interested in the health field to gain experience and work in the community. Last year, VNCARES served approximately 500 participants with the help of 150 Pacific student pharmacists, 20 Pacific and UC Davis students, 12 community pharmacists, and 20 community exhibitors at the event.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1955 and is one of the University's three professional schools. The school serves some 600 PharmD students, 60 speech-language pathology students, 90 physical therapy students, 450 pre-pharmacy students, and 40 graduate students. The School's mission is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student- centered learning environment where students may also develop strong leadership skills and commitments to their profession and society.