© 2012 by FREE LINE CREATIVE STUDIO

PROJECT HEALTH FAIR

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

 

Project Health Fair 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.

WHY IS OUR WORK 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 DO OUR MEMBERS GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

 

Members gain valuable networking experience by creating partnerships with physicians, nurses, and various organizations. Our members develop skills necessary to interact with patients of different cultures, socioeconomic status, and ideologies; thus preparing them for their future health professions. 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.

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Alyssa Ishimoto

Position: Project Healthfair Co-Director

Year: 4th Year

Major: Biology

Short blurb: Being a member of MESH the past two years has cultivated my appreciation for health education and preventative healthcare and provided me with opportunities to serve communities that lack access to health knowledge and healthcare services. I'm thrilled to be able to be a member of this project and excited to organize health fairs for the Los Angeles communities. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and eating ice cream.

Annie Kokoyan

Position: Project Healthfair Co-Director

Year: 4th Year
Major: Psychology
Short blurb: Hey, I’m Annie! This is my fourth year of being part of MESH and it is bittersweet that this chapter of my life is coming to an end. MESH has inspired me to expand my passion for helping underserved populations and provided me the opportunity to educate, lead, and build strong relationships. In the future, I hope to become a plastic surgeon and put these valuable skills to use. In the meantime, when I’m not busy planning for our next awesome health fair, you can find me exploring LA for my next food adventure!