Community leaders, citizens check out Health and Wellness Center at open house – Valley Times-News

Group leaders, citizens test out Health and Wellness Heart at open up dwelling

Printed 9:00 am Friday, April 28, 2023

Neighborhood leaders and citizens came out to LaFayette for the Chambers County Local community Health and Wellness Centre neighborhood open house on Wednesday.

The open home gave group associates the opportunity to wander by means of the middle, stop by clinic rooms that will be utilised for wellness and hearing screenings and demo the OnMed care station. 

Just because the treatment station was mounted in March, the middle has provided 78 demos and 52 consults/wellness visits. 

Compound Abuse Pros Dr. Lula Bridges and Renata Buckner did a demo of the treatment station throughout the open up dwelling. 

“That is additional than remarkable,” Bridges mentioned.

During the occasion, numerous group customers walked by means of the heart. Buckner mentioned the center will make a great impact on the community’s overall health desires.

“All the companies currently being provided are extraordinary, and people today don’t have to go outside of the place any more. They can basically get the products and services they need to have right here … I consider the major difficulty people today are getting that leads them to drug abuse or mental ailment is that they never consume thoroughly, and they do not get correct treatment,” Bridges explained. 

The centre will convey extra health care accessibility to the area. Gibson-Youthful reported they want feedback from the local community on what wellbeing difficulties the middle must concentrate on.

“Maybe it’s something about addiction or psychological health that they want to know additional about,” stated Auburn Professor of Nursing and Outreach Coordinator Linda Gibson-Youthful. “We want to be able to meet up with those demands. So we want to fulfill in the center with the methods to be equipped to assistance address all those well being topics.”

According to Gibson-Young, learners from disciplines at Auburn this kind of as nursing, pharmacy, social perform, kinesiology, nutrition science and By way of College of Osteopathic Drugs (VCOM) will carry on presenting wellbeing screenings and other resources at the center. 

Other health methods such as the Alabama Division of Community Health and fitness might lover with the center. Just one of the wellness topics that the task will cover is cervical and breast most cancers outreach, in accordance to Fire Main James Doody.

Bridges explained that she would be intrigued in accomplishing weekly informational situations on substance abuse at the middle. 

On April 13, Dr. Katilya Ware hosted a canvas speak event on black maternal health and fitness treatment at the center. 

The Auburn College Rural Overall health Task, the city of LaFayette and Fire Department, the County Fee and the Chambers County Extension partnered on the undertaking. Recently, the job leaders traveled to Washington to current at the NAP Symposium. The job and partnership had been applauded for their accomplishment at the conference.