(Miami, FL) On Saturday, April 22nd, Barry University’s graduate nurse-practitioner students invite the community to the Miami Shores campus for a day of free health screenings, educational workshops, and entertainment.
The fair is focused on total body health and wellness and will include informative topics such as heart health, stroke, diabetes, CPR, unintentional injury, foot care, exercise, and more. Apart from medical services and free screenings, the fair will feature a bounce house, water balloons, free bike helmet measurements, and many more activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Barry University is committed to serving local and global communities, providing collaborative service, and social justice to all. The Health and Wellness Fair is a comprehensive community event that is a core aspect of Barry’s graduate Nurse Practitioner Program. Barry University students have been coordinating the health fair in the community for more than a decade, and this year’s graduate students and staff are eager to invite members of the community back for another Health Fair event on campus.
Student organizer Maria Bernal states, “prevention and early recognition are essential to one’s health and well-being. As soon-to-be practicing providers, we want to educate and empower the community to become active and take charge of their health. The Barry University Health Fair allows the people to do just that.”
Professor Ferrand of the Graduate of Nursing Program, who is working closely with the students, says, “the annual Health and Wellness Fair is a primary example of the university's commitment to community service. As part of our emphasis on experiential and service learning, Barry students are empowered to organize all aspects of the fair – from event logistics to marketing, as well as onsite exhibitors and community outreach. It is a win-win situation for all who participate in this event.”
The Health and Wellness Fair involves participation across Barry University’s healthcare programs, including the Nurse Practitioner Program, the School of Podiatric Medicine, Nurse Anesthesiology, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, Exercise Physiology, the Florida Department of Health, and other top healthcare entities in the district.
For more information visit barry.edu/healthfair
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10am-2pm
Where: Barry University Main Campus, Campus Mall, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33161