Annual 9Health Fair April 16, 2011
BRUSH, Colo. (March 3, 2011) – Own Your Health. The 9Health Fair encourages people to take charge of their health. This year’s health fair offers 15 free and five low-cost health screening and education to help you keep your health in check.
The 9Health Fair pre-draws are available March 14 -18, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building. To make an appointment for blood chemistry, blood cell counts, prostate specific antigen, or Vitamin D call 970-842-6720.
Anyone 18 and older is encouraged to participate in this year’s fair by attending the volunteer-run 9Health Fair in Brush, April 16, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Morgan County Fairgrounds, Mark Arndt Event Center.
“With jobs and health care weighing heavily on most people’s minds today, it has never been more important for people to really start understanding and owning their health,” said Jim Goddard, president and CEO of 9Health Fair. “Because our community-driven program is a safe, friendly and affordable way for people to learn more about their health, this year, we want people who regularly participate in 9Health Fair to bring their loved ones so that they can start taking action to live a long, high quality life.”
Low-cost screenings available at 9Health Fair Brush site include:
- $30 Blood Chemistry screening; provides information on blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function and may show signs of diabetes, heart disease or other concerns
- $15 Blood Cell Count: checks the health of your blood
- $25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening: checks for prostate gland issues and cancer
- $20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit: checks for human blood in the stool, which can lead to colon cancer. Volunteer 9Health Fair nurses and doctors will call participants with abnormal results.
- $40 Vitamin D: This vitamin helps maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and aids in the absorption of calcium
In addition, to ensure proper hydration for a smooth blood draw experience, and to continue its focus on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” this year, participants should plan to bring water to the 9Health Fair.
“Drinking plenty of water the night before and morning of your 9Health Fair is really the best way to prevent any issue during your blood draw experience,” Goddard said.
Free screenings include:
Ask a Medical Question/Get a Referral
Ask a Pharmacist
Body Fat Skinfold Measurement
Body In Balance
Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)
Participants with serious health issues are notified by volunteer nurses and doctors within 72 hours of their 9Health Fair visit and encouraged to seek immediate medical attention. Follow up resources are available for those with little or no health insurance.
Each year, over 175 local 9Health Fair volunteers serve more than 800 people in and around Morgan County. These volunteers are comprised of doctors, nurses, and other medically-trained individuals, who help you, understand your health.
Educators from health-related organizations are on hand to answer questions about a variety of health issues ranging from prescription drugs to diabetes to diet and exercise and more.