Urethra & the Stones
DCI - McCrory
139 West Hwy 64, Ste 100, McCrory, AR 72101
Navigate Your Health a kidney disease risk awareness health fair and fund raiser.
Location & Address
Woodruff County Fairgrounds, Poplar St, Hwy 64B, McCrory, AR 72101
On July 23rd, we had the first ever Kidney Awareness health fair at the Three County Fairgrounds in McCrory, AR. "Navigate Your Health" was the theme of the fair. All t-shirts and themed artwork was designed by DCI staff.
We are a rural area with a large population of retired and unemployed citizens. We had a total of 43 volunteers for the health fair including three nurse practitioners who provided kidney risk assessments at no charge. A registered dietitian also spoke on portion control to each person through the line. Also, the paramedic service provided blood pressure checks and ARCare clinics provided diabetic teaching, blood sugar checks, and silver sneaker exercises. The health dept. provided diabetic and hypertension teaching tools. We also had two medical device providers who spoke with residents about medical supply needs.
A king-size quilt was made by some of our dialysis staff for raffle for the event and a case of shotgun shells was donated by a kidney transplant recipient that worked for Mack's Prairie Wings. Several other door prizes were given by community businesses for citizens that completed all aspects of the health fair, which numbered around 60.
Plates of food were served by family members of dialysis patients in our facility. Even the high school cheerleaders volunteered their day to assist people with registration and even had time for motivational cheers. Also, two residents in our county who are healthy transplant recipients were present to talk to others about kidney disease awareness.
Pamphlets were given to each person who came in on recognizing early stages of kidney disease along with educational DVDs and diabetic teaching.
A memorial booth was set up to recognize local citizens lost to kidney disease and was actually ran by one dialysis patient's mother and sister.
The health fair was a great success with residents going home better educated and more aware of kidney risk factors.
Date & Time
July 23, 2011, 10 AM- 1 PM
For More Information
Denise Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details and program guidelines are posted on www.dciinc.org and the DCI intranet. Acts of Service must be coordinated by DCI employees. All DCI employees are welcome to participate.
* Award money received from winning the online competition for "Best Act of Service" is to be used for DCI clinic educational purposes. For example: Paying for staff education courses, funding Pre-ESRD courses, or to purchase educational items to be used in the clinic.
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