Contributed by the Mohave Valley Daily News:
BULLHEAD CITY — The goal of Saturday’s Family Health Fair at Mohave Community College was simply to state but much more difficult to accomplish.
“We want to get everybody back to pre-COVID normalcy,” Dr. Liliya Tishchenko, dean of health professions, public safety and human services at MCC, said. “It is very much needed and desired.”
Tishchenko said the COVID pandemic caused not only its own health concerns but derailed progress many people had made toward healthier lifestyles. Some activities residents had begun before the pandemic were not available for the better part of two years; food supply chains also were disrupted, causing shortages of some organic foods and other healthy alternatives. The combination meant that many residents not only hadn’t continued progress toward healthier living but likely regressed.