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Chambers County School District To Partner With Auburn University For Rural Health Outreach

The Chambers County School District partnered with the Auburn University School of Nursing to host a successful rural health outreach pop-up clinic for managing childhood asthma.

The Childhood Asthma Management clinic was hosted in LaFayette at the ALFA building during the afternoon of Thursday, September 15th. A special thanks to Mr. Steve Wheeler and ALFA Insurance for donating space for the childhood asthma clinic to take place.

Visiting students completed an asthma assessment questionnaire and were provided with a gift bag from Asthma Camp Eagle. Each student received a spacer and a peak flow meter to assist them with managing their own asthma. The goal of this outreach is to promote and support rural health pop-up clinics in the LaFayette community. Pictured below from left to right are Dr. Linda Gibson-Young (AU College of Nursing), Mrs. Loretta Cofield, the CCSD Lead Nurse, and Mrs. Adrian Holloway with Chattahoochee Hospice.

The outreach by Auburn University for the rural health pop-up clinics is the only initiative in the state being conducted solely in Chambers County. The next scheduled rural health pop-up clinics are listed below:

Friday, September 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the former HOSA classroom at Inspire Academy. This third pop-up clinic will monitor blood pressure, weight, Body Mass Index, nutrition, and HTN Management (Kinesiology).

Friday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the LaFayette High School Media Center. This fourth pop-up clinic will provide education on maternal health (nursing).

Friday, October 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the AU team will be on hand for the Fall 4 Health Fair hosted at LaFayette High School for students in grades 6-12 in the gymnasium. The rural health team will provide education and support for students at five different stations.

The final rural health clinic outreach for the fall semester will be conducted at the City of LaFayette’s Rockingfest sponsored by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, November 19th.

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