PNC Nursing Students Present 2014 Health Fair at LaPorte HS

pnc nursing forum 3Purdue University North Central Community Health Nursing students will present a health fair for all LaPorte High School students on Tuesday March 18. This motivational fair will address issues related to safety and risk reduction.

The PNC Nursing students are presenting the fair under the direction of Peggy Rose, PNC assistant professor of Nursing and in cooperation with LaPorte High School Assistant Principal Chris Alber; Educator Christine Rosenbaum; Micki Webb, MSW from the La Porte County Drug Free Partnership and Joseph Bunch, MSW, counselor with the LaPorte County Dorothy S. Crowley Juvenile Services Center.

The fair will also include a variety of vendors and booths that will address the real-world issues of safety and risk that high school students face or may encounter. Students will have an opportunity to visit the interactive booths and displays, pick up information, ask questions and participate in the learning activities and demonstrations.

A variety of gift certificates and awards will be raffled as door prizes for all participating students.

"We are grateful to have another opportunity to partner with both Micki Webb and Joseph Bunch," said Peggy Rose. "The outreach efforts of both the LaPorte Juvenile Center and the Drug Free Partnership demonstrate how extending beyond the traditional walls of an office to reach out into the community creates opportunities for collaboration and service. Schools represent a significant force in meeting the complex and challenging health care needs of adolescents today. Health fairs meet these needs."

The fair will include participants and topics:

Indiana State Police - Driving Safety ABATE - Motorcycle Safety La Porte County EMS La Porte City Police La Porte County Health Department - Immunizations / STDs La Porte YMCA - Keeping Fit and Healthy IU Health La Porte Hospital - Skin / Sun Safety Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital - C.P.R. (Creating Positive Relationships) La Porte County Juvenile Services Center American Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness / Life Guard Training Coast Guard - Water / Boating Safety La Porte County Coroner P.A.T.H. Positive Approach to Teen Health Stepping Stone Shelter for Women - Safe Relationships Hey UGLY - Bullying Zumba Healthy Communities of La Porte County Covering Kids and Families - Health care MDWise - Health Care Indiana Department of Health - Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Healthy Food Choices Stress Management Swanson Center - Mental Health PNC's Pre-med Club - Dangers of Smoking / e-cigarettes Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Body Teen Pregnancy R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) - Vision Screening Youth Service Bureau Dunebrook La Porte Fire Department Rated Next Barber Stylist School Premier Beauty School Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore U.S. Army CHOICES E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) - Lead Poisoning / Healthy Homes D.N.R. Women's Worthy Recovery - Substance Abuse La Porte High School Student Clubs Friends Helping Friends Lawrence Pinkus Associates - Eating Disorders