The Terre Haute Community Health Fair is an event that invites leaders of the Terre Haute community to gather to educate area residents about their health and how they can improve it. The Terre Haute Community Health Fair began in 2005 and has been held as an annual event that is now organized by the medical students at Indiana University School of Medicine – Terre Haute. Each year the health fair has grown, and we are very excited about this year's new location, which is at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club (formerly the Chauncey Rose Middle School).
The health fair targets area residents; however, there are no boundaries when it comes to attendees. In past years, we have helped the young and old, poor and wealthy, as well as the insured and uninsured. The health fair is a great way for local organizations to connect with the Terre Haute Community.
Many programs and services are offered at the health fair. In addition to the information about local organizations and services, we offer educational exhibits about personal health, fitness classes, massage therapy, and free health screenings. Past screenings have included vision, hearing, blood sugar, body mass index, and blood pressure. Popular educational exhibits consist of diabetes, nutrition, and osteoporosis as well as fun children's activities to get children of the community excited about health and wellness.
The 2013 Terre Haute Community Health Fair will be held at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club on Sunday, February 17, 2013, from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Q & A
Why support this collaborative effort?
You will be supporting the future of healthcare in our community by subsidizing an event that will afford students an opportunity to learn as well as serve their community. You will also empower the residents of our community to take charge of their health which benefits our entire community.
What types of health screenings are offered at the health fair?
Screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose, balance, vision, hearing, and many more. Every year we look to increase the number of health screenings to provide more resources for the attendees. This year's full list can be found on the Exhibits and Screenings page.
Who does the health fair serve?
The health fair is open to everyone. Personal health is an important issue in the lives of all people, which the health fair aims to serve.
How can I support the Terre Haute Community Health Fair?
Any type of donation is accepted. The health fair counts on a variety of resources. Monetary and service contributions help make the health fair a success year after year. If you are interested in viewing the current sponsors, or becoming a sponsor, please visit the Sponsors page.