Belmont Pharmacy students conducted a health fair in conjunction with the First Annual Matthew Walker Family Fun Walk hosted by the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Healthcare Center (MWCHC) on Oct. 6. The Family Fun Walk is a one-mile walk in Bicentennial Mall State Park supporting the MWCHC’s “Dial Down Diabetes” program, which is sponsored by AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. It is an effort to reduce and prevent cardiovascular disease by “dialing down” on the impact of undiagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes and diabetes in low-income adults.
After the event, Pharmacy Assistant Professor Rachel Franks, in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and 10 Belmont University College of Pharmacy students conducted a health fair. Franks and students provided participants with their weight, height and body mass index as well as blood pressure, blood glucose and bone mineral density screenings.