MCC, Mohave Health Coalition partner up to bring Family Health Fair to local community members

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MOHAVE COUNTY – The Mohave Health Coalition and Mohave Community College are partnering up to host a Family Health Fair.

The fair is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22 at MCC’s Bullhead City campus, 3400 AZ-95, bldg. 600. There will be many presentations going on in other buildings on campus. Building 400 will host MCC’s nursing program where students will be performing blood pressure monitoring and blood glucose level check-ups, alongside with members of the Mohave County Public Health Department, and MCC Dental students will offer free digital X-Rays at the dental clinic in building 900.

Free lessons for children and adults on living a healthy lifestyle and meal prepping lessons will be offered in classrooms in building 500.

MCC’s Dean of Health Professions, Public Safety and Human Services, Dr. Liliya Tishchenko, said it’s important to support the local community and for the community to learn a little bit more about what the college has to offer.

“The health fair is reflecting the areas of our health profession programs, so our health division stepped in to offer free health screenings for the community, and health and well-being education,” Tishchenko said. “It’s a chance to help the community and to give back, as designated future professionals.”

She added, we would like the community members to know and learn more about us and have the opportunity to spread the word about MCC, its Health professions programs and available health programs that are offered at the college.

In the fitness center, building 700, will be open for exercises demonstrations and tutorials. Families can learn about how to cook a healthy meal from Eric Fox, Pro Fit Kitchin’s owner, and Alana Johnson, MCC Culinary Arts instructor in building 200.

The fair will offer free blood pressure checks, scoliosis screenings, blood sugar checks, and flu and COVID vaccines, as well as, HPV Gardasil vaccinations for children. Participants can receive a free body alignment and massages. Attendees will also learn about medical condition preventions and health emergency awareness.

The health fair is aligned with healthy lifestyles, tutorials for the nutritious meals, combined with adults and children’s education, medical conditions preventions, health emergency awareness, for adults and kids educating, free checking of the blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring.

The local fire department will have a fire truck at the event for more learning opportunities, as well as Bullhead City Police Department will have a unit, and a helicopter will be at the event for attendees to learn more about those services in their local community.

For more information contact, Dr. Liliya Tishchenko at LTishchenko@mohave.edu, Eric Fox, event committee chairman profitkitchin@yahoo.com, or Dr. Waheed Zehri, Mohave Health Coalition President at domc1225@yahoo.com.

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