In the neighborhood: Health academy hosts health fair.

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The Palomares Academy of Health Sciences, founded in 1980, has long been an active community partner in Pomona area. This year Palomares, who already operates an on-site oral health center in partnership with Western University of Health Sciences, extended another community-based service this Spring - a free community health fair. The idea first germinated with the W/E Nexus* group where Rosalind Barba, the ROP/CTE instructor and Internship coordinator for Palomares, offered to take the lead. The health fair offered free health screenings, resources, and workshops in English and Spanish on medicine safety, diabetes, and heart disease. IHPC brought our career corner which is a series of short activities that educates participants on health careers and tests their general health knowledge. Nearly a hundred people took advantage of the fair's resources and appreciated having services offered in their neighborhood.

We wish to thank all of the folks who came out to share their resources and the health entities who provided the workshops:

Western University of Health Sciences

Operation Diabetes

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

*The West end (San Bernardino county) and the East end (LA county) nexus group is comprised of educational and industry partners who network and develop goals to support health pathways in their part of the region.