Today I spent time working on my blog, sending some emails, and making some phone calls.
The number Mr. Sherrard gave me for DAPA was incorrect. I talked with Tara for a good hour on updates with the health fair and then we compiled our list of confirmed and possible vendors. She also had the correct phone number for DAPA and was going to contact them after our phone call. With only 11 tables, we are trying to prioritize our resources and plan wisely. We may even figure out a way for some vendors to share a table (room allowing) if they are promoting similar things. I’ve compiled a list and paired together some of the vendors below.
This is a list of confirmed vendors participating in the NHP Health Fair:
- Sexual Assault & Suicide Prevention with NHP (share)
- Food Sale (hospital’s MWR)- grilling chicken kabobs with pineapple & veggies and serving water
- S.H.E.P club, University of West Florida promoting club & sun protection
- FFSS- Child Abuse & Prevention
- West Florida AHEC with tobacco cessation & Escambia County Health Department- Justin Aultman, tobacco cessation (share)
- Massage Therapist- Molly Warren
- Diabetes Education, Joyce Robinson with NHP
- Nutrition & Wellness, me & Mr. Sherrard, Deployment Health & Wellness
This is a list of possible vendors participating in the NHP Health Fair:
- NEX- Andrea Beck advertising fitness gear and giveaways
- MWR- Michelle Hewitt, offering gym services, BMI, and gate analysis (watching you walk and fitting you for tennis shoes)
- VA Clinic
- Breast Health- Michelle Welks & Lactation Consultant with NHP (share)
- Behavioral Health, Kelly Martinez with NHP
- DAPA (Drug and Alcohol Prevention Advisor)
That’s it so far, but I think it is a great list and starting point. Many of the “possible” vendors have verbally committed but we are waiting for written confirmations. Justin Aultman & Molly Warren are bringing their own tables, so that is two we can take off of our table list!
I think it is very neat how most of these vendors I already know from shadow experience the first half of my internship. Area 6 of the Health Education Specialist handbook is all about being a “resource person” and building up on your list of contacts. I have reached out to many of these organizations and invited them to participate based on previous connections or interactions I’ve had with them. This is a great start to my career! And the only bummer about it all is that I am a military wife which means I won’t be living in Pensacola forever. Actually, I am probably moving at the end of summer. But at least I have experienced and learned the importance of building contacts and making resources within community health education. I can use this knowledge for the next place that we live 🙂
The rest of my day will be spent on creating a Nutrition Brochure to hand out at my table during the health fair.
Have a healthy day!
Daily hours: 8
Total hours: 267