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Community Health Fair seeks medical, nonmedical volunteers

Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2009

JUNEAU - The next Juneau Community Health Fair is scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Nugget Mall. The community health fairs are organized by the Alaska Health Fair Inc., a nonprofit agency that organizes health fairs with a community. The Juneau health fair is only one of 120 health fairs held annually across the state.

Without volunteers, sponsors and partners in each community, health fairs would not and could not happen. Every person helping at a health fair is a volunteer.

Volunteers, medical and nonmedical, are needed to make the fair a success. Volunteers are a critical part of the fair, because they allow Alaska Health Fair Inc. to serve in communities at no cost to participants.

Nonmedical volunteers help with registration, vision testing, height and weight measurements and many other jobs throughout the duration of the fair. Medical volunteers capable of performing blood draws are needed as well as nurses, physician assistants and other medical personal to provide evaluation and checkout screening to review the participants health form, re-check blood pressure, respond to health questions and make referrals to local resources as needed.

For more information contact Pam Nelson at 723-5100 or ahfse@gci.net.

Alaska Health Fair Inc. is not a state or government agency, nor does it receive any state or government funding. Since 1980, it has been able to bring free health screenings and low cost blood tests to hundreds of different communities in the state of Alaska. This is only possible because of the many committed and devoted volunteers and generous sponsors in each Alaskan community.



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