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Idaho State University

ISU Health Fair

Health Fair

"Providing evidence-based health education and information, activities and demonstrations, and screenings to promote awareness of healthy lifestyle habits and disease prevention among the participants to empower people to live healthier lives."

Idaho State University (ISU) Pond Student Union Ballroom - March 5, 2020

8:00 AM –  6:00 PM

The event will showcase ISU's Kasiska Division of Health Sciences (KDHS) clinics. KDHS faculty and students will offer these free health screening services: 

  • Blood pressure, pulse, and height and weight assessment by ISU Nursing faculty and students
  • Depression and anxiety screening by the ISU Psychology Clinic faculty and students
  • Fall risk screening by ISU Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy faculty and students
  • Foot assessment and care by ISU Nursing faculty and students
  • Hearing screening by ISU Audiology faculty and students
  • Laboratory services provided by Portneuf Medical Center and ISU Medical Lab Sciences faculty and students
  • Medication review and evaluation by ISU Pharmacy faculty and students
  • Oral health screening by ISU Dental Hygiene students
  • Traumatic brain injury screening by ISU Counseling Clinic faculty and students 

After visiting the screening stations, attendees can talk with a "health action plan" team: 

  • ISU Dietetic faculty and students to answer nutrition and lifestyle questions
  • ISU Clinic, KDHS faculty and students, and Health West - ISU care coordinators to review screening results and provide recommendations for follow-up appointments

Food demonstrations will be offered throughout the day by ISU Nutrition and Dietetic students:

  • 9:00 a.m.: Smoothies
  • 10:30 a.m.: Energy bites
  • 12 p.m.: Heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly lunch sampler
  • 1:30 p.m.: Easy salsa with tortilla chips
  • 3:00 p.m.: Veggies with hummus or Greek yogurt dip

As always, the 2020 Idaho State Univeristy Health Fair will include educational booths and displays from Idaho State University programs and community businesses.

Event parking is free in the Pond Student Union parking lot during the time of the Idaho State University Health Fair. Additionally, a free shuttle service will be available from the Holt Arena to the Pond Student Union to allow for additional parking (last shuttle leaves the Pond Student Union at 5:40 PM).

SPONSORS

KDHS Secondary Mark

 

Health West ISU logo with Bengal paw

PMC logo

FOOD DEMO SPONSORS

COP Logo

Operation Heart & Operation Diabetes

Albertsons
Dairy West
Fred Meyer
Nel's Bi-Lo Market

Discounted Laboratory Services offered by Portneuf Medical Center

Blood screenings at the Idaho State University Health Fair are always offered at reduced rates. Attendees can have the following tests done:
  • HDL, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol tests
  • Triglycerides test
  • Blood glucose (sugar) test
  • Liver, kidney, muscle, and heart function tests
  • Complete blood count
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone test
Other blood screening tests are available. Individuals interested in having screening tests done can either have their blood drawn during the month of February at Portneuf Medical Center or the day of the Idaho State University Health Fair. Participants do not need to be fasting to have their blood drawn.

Blood draws are available all day (8 AM - 6 PM) during the 2020 Idaho State University Health Fair.

Pre-Health Fair blood draws are available February 1, 2020, through March 4, 2020, at Portneuf Medical Center Laboratory Services - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Results for blood work drawn at Portneuf Medical Center Laboratory Services by March 1 will be available for pick-up and review at the 2020 Idaho State University Health Fair and can be reviewed by a KDHS faculty or Health West Health Action Plan team member. 

Post-Health Fair blood draws are available March 6, through March 15, 2020, at Portneuf Medical Center Laboratory Services - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Portneuf Medical Center Laboratory Form

For more information about the 2020 Idaho State University Health Fair, please contact Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, Health Fair Planning Committe Chair, at healthfair@isu.edu or (208) 282-3559.