Monday, April 8, 2024
  Community, Events and Exhibits

By Tawny Turner

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – APRIL 8, 2024 – Get ready to “Spring into a Healthy Future” with a community health fair, hosted by UTRGV School of Nursing students in Brownsville, April 9-10.

The nursing students, all UTRGV seniors, are coordinating the family-friendly fair as part of their service-learning community course. The fair offers free services, including screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI), along with personalized recommendations and teaching sessions.

“Spring into a Healthy Future” will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Brownsville Public Library-Southmost Branch.

Educational resources will be available, with wellness sessions and a dedicated “Kid Zone” station to promote health education for participants of all ages. The Kid Zone will provide engaging activities and healthy snacks, and provides an opportunity for children to learn about nursing education.

In addition, healthcare posters will be displayed in both Spanish and English to ensure information is readily accessible to the community.

UTRGV School of Nursing faculty members will be on hand to provide support and guidance to the nursing students. The initiative underscores UTRGV’s commitment to community engagement and public health outreach. 

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.