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PROJECT HEALTHFAIR

What We Do

Project Healthfair aims to educate and provide health resources for underserved communities in the LA area. We do so by implementing quarterly health fairs in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and on campus organizations. Our project is divided into committees where members develop interactive demonstrations to engage and encourage community members to implement what they have learned into their daily lives. During health fairs, members perform hypertension and BMI screenings, perform demonstrations, and teach children of the community about healthy living and eating.

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Why Our Work Is Important

Consistent and secure access to care is crucial when establishing healthy communities. In past health fairs, we have found that a majority of our health fair participants are uninsured and are often unaware of the free or low cost resources their community has to offer. Our work is important because it aims to connect patients with resources available to them, while addressing prominent health issues their community faces. Our goal is to encourage patients to seek consistent medical care and to provide dependable resources patients can can utilize in the future.

What Members Gain

NETWORKING

Members gain valuable networking experience by creating partnerships with physicians, nurses, and various organizations.

CULTURAL COMPETENCE

Our members develop skills necessary to interact with patients of different cultures, socioeconomic status, and ideologies; thus preparing them for their future health professions.

FULFILLMENT

Members gain personal satisfaction in knowing that they have helped individuals who are in need, while developing friendships with people who take pride in helping communities in need.

Our Directors

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SARAH SALAMA

Project Healthfair Co-Director |

Physiological Science Major and Study of Religion Minor 2023

I am so thankful to have been part of MESH since my freshman year at UCLA in 2019. Project Health Fair has provided me with the ability to make meaningful, deep connections with individuals in the LA community all while providing them with access to healthcare services and preventative health resources. I am so grateful to be surrounded by a group of people who are so passionate about serving the community around them, and I am looking forward to leading our team as we partner with physicians, nurses, and a variety of organizations to bring quality care to underserved communities of LA. Outside of MESH, I love weight lifting, yoga, and trying new restaurants with friends!

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DEEPIKA REDDY

Project Healthfair Co-Director | Psychobiology 2023

I am so excited and grateful to be a member of an organization like MESH and to be serving as a Project Healthfair Co-Director this year. I've enjoyed working alongside such passionate and enthusiastic individuals and am looking forward to continuing to work alongside MESH members in organizing health fairs and in connecting to and serving our broader community. Aside from MESH, I enjoy baking, playing tennis, and binging shows on Netflix.