The Let’s Get Healthy! fair is returning to the Sacramento area for the 2nd year in a row. Much more than a health fair, this event takes place in two parts: 1) a school fair for the student body at the School of Engineering and Sciences on November 18th & 19th and 2) a free community fair on Tuesday the 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community portion of the fair is open to the public and is a great opportunity to learn about your health while contributing to science.
As an education and research program from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Let’s Get Healthy! partners with schools and communities to hold events where students and members of the public can learn about their own health, opportunities to improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle and about the research process. Through interactive educational exhibits Let’s Get Healthy! offers assessments of diet, sleep, body composition, memory, blood pressure, blood cholesterol & glucose, and cancer risk (breast, skin and lung).
Attendees may enroll as research participants to contribute their anonymous health information to a population database that researchers can use to study the scientific relationships among diet, body composition, genetics, and chronic disease. The research data is also available to the communities and schools that host the health fairs to help guide public health decisions and teach students about health issues.
To learn more about Let’s Get Healthy! and explore data from past events visit letsgethealthy.org.
The Let’s Get Healthy! fair is an excellent volunteer opportunity for anyone interested or experienced in the medical field. Check out the registration form to learn more about volunteering or to sign up.
The iAMSTEM Hub helps support the OHSU Let’s Get Healthy! fairs in the Sacramento area as a fellow NIH SEPA grant awardee. To learn more about the UC Davis SEPA project (SBCE) visit sbcesepa.org.