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PNC Nursing Students Present 2014 Health Fair at LaPorte HS

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Purdue University North Central Community Health Nursing students will present a health fair for all LaPorte High School students on Tuesday March 18. This motivational fair will address issues related to safety and risk reduction.

The PNC Nursing students are presenting the fair under the direction of Peggy Rose, PNC assistant professor of Nursing and in cooperation with LaPorte High School Assistant Principal Chris Alber; Educator Christine Rosenbaum; Micki Webb, MSW from the La Porte County Drug Free Partnership and Joseph Bunch, MSW, counselor with the LaPorte County Dorothy S. Crowley Juvenile Services Center.

The fair will also include a variety of vendors and booths that will address the real-world issues of safety and risk that high school students face or may encounter. Students will have an opportunity to visit the interactive booths and displays, pick up information, ask questions and participate in the learning activities and demonstrations.

A variety of gift certificates and awards will be raffled as door prizes for all participating students.

"We are grateful to have another opportunity to partner with both Micki Webb and Joseph Bunch," said Peggy Rose. "The outreach efforts of both the LaPorte Juvenile Center and the Drug Free Partnership demonstrate how extending beyond the traditional walls of an office to reach out into the community creates opportunities for collaboration and service. Schools represent a significant force in meeting the complex and challenging health care needs of adolescents today. Health fairs meet these needs."

The fair will include participants and topics:

Indiana State Police - Driving Safety
ABATE - Motorcycle Safety
La Porte County EMS
La Porte City Police
La Porte County Health Department - Immunizations / STDs
La Porte YMCA - Keeping Fit and Healthy
IU Health La Porte Hospital - Skin / Sun Safety
Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital - C.P.R. (Creating Positive Relationships)
La Porte County Juvenile Services Center
American Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness / Life Guard Training
Coast Guard - Water / Boating Safety
La Porte County Coroner
P.A.T.H. Positive Approach to Teen Health
Stepping Stone Shelter for Women - Safe Relationships
Hey UGLY - Bullying
Healthy Communities of La Porte County
Covering Kids and Families - Health care
MDWise - Health Care
Indiana Department of Health - Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Healthy Food Choices
Stress Management
Swanson Center - Mental Health
PNC's Pre-med Club - Dangers of Smoking / e-cigarettes
Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Body
Teen Pregnancy
R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) - Vision Screening
Youth Service Bureau
La Porte Fire Department
Rated Next Barber Stylist School
Premier Beauty School
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
U.S. Army
E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) - Lead Poisoning / Healthy Homes
Women's Worthy Recovery - Substance Abuse
La Porte High School Student Clubs
Friends Helping Friends
Lawrence Pinkus Associates - Eating Disorders


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