USciences Participates in Interprofessional Health Fair
Published on April 22, 2019
On Friday, April 12, USciences participated in the first health fair conducted by the LeVine Backstretch Clinic, at the Parx Casino racetrack in Bensalem. The LeVine Backstretch Clinic is a joint initiative of LaSalle University Neighborhood Nursing Center; Dr. Ken Risen, volunteer physician; and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA).
“USciences goal was twofold, serving members of the community, and forging great relations with fellow institutions of higher education,” said James Yarrish, associate director, Center for Interprofessional and Telehealth Education (CITE). Yarrish was a member of the Health Fair planning committee since it first began its work last October.
“It truly was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of individuals,” he said. “I look forward to the Second Annual LeVine Backstretch Clinic Health Fair and to future collaborations with LaSalle University and Salus University.”
The Health Fair offered this underserved population an opportunity to receive free healthcare screenings and information from various providers. The screenings and information provided were designed to address the unique health care needs of the employees. Among the various screenings, available were vision and hearing provided by Salus University.
USciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy Candidates, Saqib Habib DPT’19 and Tram Tran DPT’19 advised employees on the importance of physical fitness for injury prevention.