UW Bothell Announces North End Community Health Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  RPenny@uwb.edu


BOTHELL, Wash., March 29, 2011 – The University of Washington Bothell and the Children’s Home Society of Washington’s North Seattle Family Center are hosting the North End Community Health Fair on May 24. The purpose of the event is to provide basic health service and information to underserved individuals living in the north King County area.

The health fair, which is free and open to the public, was organized by Dr. Mabel Ezeonwu, nursing program assistant professor, along with the students in her UW Bothell community nursing partnerships course. Dr. Ezeonwu is a scholar in the Sigma Theta Tau International and Elsevier Foundation Nurse Faculty Mentorship Leadership program, which is partially funding this event.

The health fair will take place at the North Seattle Family Center in Lake City. Additional community partners participating in this event include: UW Bothell Nursing Faculty and RN-BSN Students; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Pacific Medical Clinic, Northgate; and Seattle–King County Public Health.

The event is free and open to the public.
 
Event Details:
WHAT:       North End Community Health Fair
WHERE:     North Seattle Family Center, 3200 NE 125th St. Suite 2, Seattle WA 98125
WHEN:       Tuesday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CONTACT:  Mabel Ezeonwu, Ph.D., R.N.: 425-352-3815, mezeo@u.washington.edu; or Ann Fuller, Director, North Seattle Family Center: 206-364-7930, annf@chs-wa.org


About UW Bothell Nursing: The Nursing Program at UW Bothell offers access to RN-BSN education in Bothell, Everett and Mount Vernon, and a master of nursing focusing on education, leadership and program development.  Both degrees are flexible with classes one day a week in order to accommodate the schedules of working nurses. For more information, contact the Nursing Program at 425-352-5376 or email at uwbnursing@uwb.edu

About UW Bothell:The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.

About Children’s Home Society of Washington: Operated by Children’s Home Society of Washington, the North Seattle Family Center provides children and families with parenting education classes (such as Play and Learn groups), health and nutrition programs, life-skills education (like ESL or computer training classes), youth and school success activities, and emergency assistance support.  Children’s Home Society of Washington is Washington’s largest statewide non-profit children’s organization, serving over 39,000 children and their families each year. Their mission is to develop healthy children, create strong families, build engaged communities, and speak and advocate for children. To learn more, visit childrenshomesociety.org.

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Forty-six percent of UW Bothell's first year students are the first in the families to attend college.