Media Advisory: UCSF Students Offer Health Screenings at Bayview Health Fair

Bayview YMCA/UCSF Health and Wellness Family DayLink to flyer. [PDF]

WHAT: Graduate students in the UCSF schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy will offer a range of complimentary health screenings during the Bayview YMCA Health & Wellness Fair this weekend. Scheduled activities include blood pressure and cholesterol screenings; blood-glucose tests to test for diabetes; patient medication consultations; dental screenings and fluoride varnish for children; and vision and body mass index (BMI) tests. Students also will provide information on nutrition and tobacco awareness. All consultations and screenings will be conducted under the oversight of professional health care providers.

Media are invited to attend the event to interview students, faculty and participants.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 25, 2012
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Media invited to conduct interviews

WHERE:
Bayview YMCA
1601 Lane Street
San Francisco Bayview District

WHY: The UCSF participation is a coordinated effort among 21 community health projects run by UCSF students to help improve the quality of life of San Francisco residents. As a public health sciences university, UCSF is committed to helping improve the health of the San Francisco community, and attracts students who are dedicated to serving underserved patients in their areas of expertise. The UCSF Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy rank among the nation’s premier schools in their fields, training the leading healthcare providers of the future.

Media interested in attending, please reply in advance of the event to Kristen.Bole@ucsf.edu. On the day of the event, please contact Juliana Bunim via cell phone at 415-310-8180.