HILDALE – Hildale, Utah is hosting it’s first ever health fair on 28 July 2018 in the Water Canyon High School gym. Hildale City, Washington County Health Department, University of Utah, Dixie State, and Cherish Families are coming together to provide much-needed health services to Short Creek.
All community members from Colorado City, Arizona and other surrounding communities are encouraged to sign up as well.
Attendees must sign up beforehand for the screenings, and may call Hildale City Hall (435-874-2323) or fill out the form HERE to do so. The fair will be a place for community members to learn about their health, and receive crucial preventative care.
Co-organizer for the event, Shirlee Draper, said, “We are so grateful to the University of Utah and all of the members of the Health Services Committee who have so committed to our community.”
According to their website: “The Cherish Families organization is committed to supporting people in underserved communities by providing access to resources and services that empower individuals and families in being whole and making choices that work for their specific needs.”
Draper is the Director of Operations of Cherish Families, an outspoken member of the Health Services Committee, and a UEP Trust board member.
Richard Bennett, co-organizer and University of Utah representative said:
“The Hildale Health Fair is an opportunity for University of Utah and Dixie State Physician’s Assistant students to get some much-needed practice with the public.”
University of Utah and Dixie State PAs-in-training will be present to help licensed doctors and physician’s assistants, while getting an opportunity to participate in service learning requirements.
Bennett said, “We want to encourage people to take control of their health. Own it themselves, and to grow healthy in many other ways, not just in healthcare.”
Service available include:
School physicals and immunizations
Hearing and vision screenings
Education on women’s health and nutrition
Don’t delay! Sign up today for the Hildale Health Fair today!