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Annual Health Fair  

Author:  Bonnie  Boley.

Source: Volume 09, Number 02, January/February 2008 , pp.17-18(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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On September 14, 2007, the medical staff at Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) in Moberly, Missouri, held our annual health fair in the gymnasium. We hadbegun planning weeks ahead. When we decided on a date, we confi rmed this with custody and other departments within the institution. We asked Mental Health, the Education Department, the Dental Department and the Transitional Housing Unit to participate in the fair. Four weeks ahead of the planned date, we made posters, copied information, and ordered small gifts to entice offenders to participate. On the morning of the fair, 12 of the medical unit staff went to the MCC gymnasium to set up tables for the various health stations. We placed the tables in a circular pattern to make it easier for the offenders to proceed through them.

Keywords: cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes, diet, exercise, hygiene, hepatitis, HIV, TB, MRSA, pulmonary disease

Affiliations:  1: Moberly Correctional Center.

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