Health Fair 2013: 11 years of SUCCESS


Counseling Services, University Housing and Residence Life, Health Services Center (Project Vortex) and the JSU Peer Educators will sponsor "Take a Friend to the Health Fair" on Thurs., Sep. 19, in the TMB auditorium from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  

This annual event hosts various agencies from throughout the state promoting health and wellness. 2013 marks the eleventh annual Health Fair at JSU. Over 300 students, faculty and staff attended the Health Fair last year.

Free services include Chlamydia testing, Gonorrhea and Syphilis testing, HIV/AIDS testing, blood pressure checks, pressure point messages and sickle cell testing. Free asthma screenings, lung volume screenings, bone density and depression screenings will also be available. Please be aware that a large turnout is expected, and free services will be administered on a first come, first served basis.

Organizations participating in this year's Health Fair include: Wade Chiropractic, NAMI Jacksonville, Bojangles’ Restaurant, The Journey,  Daybreak Recovery, Turning Point, Walgreens, 2nd Chance, Inc., Sav~A~Life, Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention, Garrett Counseling and Consulting, Health Services Center, Quality of Life Health Services, Calhoun County Health Department, Calhoun County Extension Services, Sarrell Regional Dental Center, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Bradford Health Services, American Red Cross and Sickle Cell Foundation.

JSU organizations that will be participating include RMC Student Health Center, Disability Support Services, Wellness Center, Peer Educators, Counseling Services, Active Minds, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, L.E.A.D, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the JSU NAACP Chapter.

Assistance and information will be available for those who are interested in the following topics: 

  • Nutrition 
  • Birth Control
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Fitness
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Dental Health
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Women's Health
  • Date/Acquaintance Rape Information
  • Domestic Violence Information
  • Heart Disease Information
  • Tuberculosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Weight Management
  • Influenza

Free refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded.

For more information about the health fair, contact Julie Nix, Counseling Services, at 256-782-5815 or jnix@jsu.edu.

09/10/2013