WSU Spokane students from each of the health disciplines on campus are offering their expertise at free wellness fairs for teachers at 10 schools in the Spokane Public Schools district.
Nearly 60 university students participate by taking blood pressures; measuring blood glucose levels, cholesterol and bone density; and giving diet and exercise counseling, among other services and screenings.
Shurrie Dugas, vice president of the Associated Students of WSU Spokane and a doctor of pharmacy student, said the “Move Your Numbers” project began last spring with about half as many schools and university students involved.
“In planning for the new school year we thought we could expand the program for both students and teachers,” Dugas said. “It’s a great opportunity for health sciences students to practice and learn what skills and knowledge students from other programs have.”