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PCC hosting free community health fair

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The Portland Community College Medical Assisting Program is hosting a free community health fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Willow Creek Center. There will be raffle prizes, Medical Assisting students will perform vision, hearing and blood pressure screenings. In addition, community organizations will offer blood sugar and cholesterol screenings, a one-hour diabetes education session and info on nutrition.

Organizations on hand include Tuality Healthcare, Think First Program, Kaiser Permanente, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Oregon Health & Science University, HomePlate Youth Services, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, PCC’s Lactation Education Consultant Program and New Seasons Grocery Store.

For more information, call (971) 722-5667.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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x by Carolyn Griffith 2 years ago

My name is Carolyn Griffith and I’m the adjunct faculty for the Medical Assisting program here at PCC. I’ve attended Health Fairs in the past and they are always a great success. The students are hard working, energetic and very helpful to everyone who attends. The Health Fair is a great opportunity for the students to put their new skills into action and this year we have many new community partners participating which should make it even more fun and interesting.

x by Barbara Gomez 2 years ago

I manage a Staffing Resource Department for the Providence Medical Group and attended the Health Fair last year. I was so impressed at the organization of this event. I met several great students. So professional and excited to put their newly learned skills into practice. Their measurements of my vitals, etc. were rght on, so the students were certainly skilled. They all did great. I will definetely be returning.

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