President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Health-Fair-Kits-to-Go: Turning Service into Service-Learning

Dr. Christine Arcari
Lynda Chowdhury
Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Each year, UTMB students volunteer to organize and work at health fairs across Galveston County in order to promote health and prevent disease to a large number of people at a low cost. Educational exhibits, displays, and other resources are lacking and are needed in order for students to effectively communicate the necessary messages for a successful fair. By expanding the current collection of Health-Fair-Kits-to-Go, this project will allow students to effectively assemble kits and utilize strategies to target a chosen client population and focus on specific promotional messages such as oral health, healthy eating, maintaining good posture, etc. Additionally a website will be created to facilitate discussion of health fair experiences and obtain constructive feedback and evaluation from kit users and fair attendees.

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