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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

CHASP Health Awareness Day

Event Details

Friday, April 15, 2011
LBJ School Lobby
9:00 - 11:00am

The Public Health Nursing Program, which is one of the City of Austin Healthy Neighborhood Programs, and CHASP are collaborating to provide free health screenings to LBJ School students, faculty, staff, and the Austin community. The Healthy Neighborhood Programs are initiatives of the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department, and the purpose of the programs is to support community welfare initiatives. The Public Health Nursing Program is led by registered nurses who use their expertise to address healthcare needs in the community. Services provided by the program include health screenings, immunizations, pregnancy tests, health education, and healthcare referrals. The upcoming LBJ School event will provide blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol screenings. CHASP welcomes you to take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to safeguard your health. Jacqueline Capistrán, a Promotora (outreach worker) certified through LIVESTRONG, also will be on hand to provide information about cancer awareness and prevention.

IMPORTANT: Cholesterol screenings require fasting for 9-10 hours. Blood sugar screenings can be done either before or 2 hours after eating.

If you have any questions or comments you can contact Robin Pearson at robin.pearson@austin.utexas.edu or 232-3423.

To learn more about the Healthy Neighborhood Programs, including the Public Health Nursing Program, visit their webpage at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/healthy_neighborhoods_centers.htm.