Community Health Fair: Organization and Outcome Analysis

By Rosine Der-Tavitian, Zarmine Naccashian and Savitri Singh-Carlson.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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There has been little discussion in the literature regarding community Health Fair services provided to the Armenian participants in Glendale, California. This presentation is about the design of the Health Fair; it’s partnership with non-profit professional organizations, and the execution of the community health fair.

Objective of the health fair is to provide free of charge services, education, references to the Armenian American immigrant residents of Los Angeles county. A feasible location has been set in the city of Glendale with the highest percentage of Armenian American immigrants. The setting is at the largest community church with an easy proximity to major area hospitals and clinics, and most importantly to public transportation. A partnership has been established with major non-profit professional organizations for their sponsorship and support. Combining community campus partnership has enabled local medical and nursing schools’ for student sponsors and supporters. The students will learn to become more responsive to community needs and learn to work collaboratively towards creating healthier communities, and building the public health provider skills. Pharmaceutical companies, along with the local Department of Health and Women’s services provide the participants screening materials and resources for follow up. Some of the screening services provided Blood glucose and Cholesterol testing, Mammograms, Spirometry checks, dental, EKG, ENT, Eye exams to name a few.
In addition we will discuss the main results and reflect on the process, relationship and outcome analysis of the Community Health Fair.

Keywords: Community Fair, Armenian Health

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.201-208. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 572.777KB).

Rosine Der-Tavitian

Graduate Student, School of Nursing, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA

Zarmine Naccashian

Faculty, Armenian American Nurses Association, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. Savitri Singh-Carlson

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Health Sciences, Long Beach, California, USA

I am the coordinator for the dual MSN/MPH degree program in Nursing at California State University. I teach both theory and clinical components to graduate nursing public health students. As a new faculty member I am excited about teaching public health which is my passion. My excitement lends me to my interest in exposing students to multiple diverse clinical experiences in order for them to develop an understanding of the differences and similarities that a patient brings to the health care relationship. My research is with vulnerable cancer patients who are journeying through the cancer experience post treatment. Breast cancer survivors need a care plan to navigate their journey post-treatment. My interest is to make this care plan is not available to all patients in the language of choice. I am hoping to network with colleagues who have similar interests at this conference in order to further my global health interests.

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