Gavilan College Hosts 24th Annual Health Faireby on Oct 9, 2017
Gavilan College hosted its 24th annual Health Faire October 4, inviting community
health providers onto campus to educate and engage students. Each year more than
1000 students visit the event.
Alice Dufresne-Reyes, Gavilan College Health Nurse and mastermind behind the
long-running Health Faire, participates in the glucose screening with an Allied Health
student. Confidential screenings for glucose, cholesterol, HIV/AIDS, blood pressure,
vision and mental health were available to all attendees.
South Santa Clara County Fire joined with Allied Health students to offer a hands-only
CPR demonstration, which filled with participants of all ages. Health professionals guided
them through life-saving techniques with responsive mannequins that provided physical
feedback to their CPR technique, a background audio metronome cueing a pulse rate.
More than 50 booths served up timely information at the 24th Annual Health Faire.
Participants learned about cancer warning signs, available community health services
and engaged in personal screenings and awareness tools.
Inside the Student Center at the Health Faire, Gavilan College hosted booths
featuring information about college services.
Timely intervention can save a life. Allied Health students teamed up with South
Santa Clara County Fire training health fair attendees in hands-only CPR techniques.