TNCC Hosts Community Health Day Sept. 28

Published: September 12, 2011

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will host Community Health Day on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the Hampton campus. Sponsored in part by the TNCC Educational Foundation, Division of Engineering, Science and Allied Health, and TNCC’s Red Cross Club, the event will include a Red Cross blood drive, blood typing, personal health screenings and a 50-50 drawing to benefit local disaster relief.

“The idea behind Community Health Day is to create a collaborative opportunity for service learning about all facets of health for the TNCC community,” said Biology Professor Dr. Ann S. Evans.

During the personal health screenings, participants will receive information about their height, weight and body mass index. An interactive blood pressure station will allow participants to hear their heart beat and pulse rate. The event will also include a CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator) demonstration and lung capacity and grip strength exercises.

Additionally, information about stem cells, antibiotic resistant bacteria and blood groups will be displayed on posters created by TNCC students. The Division of Engineering, Science and Allied Health will also advertise its course offerings during the event.

For more information, please contact Dr. Evans at evansa@tncc.ed

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