CBU students, faculty offer a helping hand at community health clinic
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2016)—California Baptist University students and faculty offered their clinical and educational assistance at a free community health clinic hosted at Arlanza Elementary School on Sept. 30.
Jennifer Zamora, assistant professor of physician assistance studies at CBU, helped coordinate the event. She said the fair provided health screenings such as blood pressure and blood sugar exams led by CBU physician assistant students. Additionally, CBU communication disorder students offered hearing screenings and exercise science students offered physical activities to attendees.
More than 40 CBU students and seven faculty members volunteered for the event.
“We want to serve the community and be the hands and feet of Jesus,” Zamora said.
Zamora said that the principal at Arlanza Elementary School told her that nothing like this has ever been done in their community.
“The event allowed students to practice having contact with patients, which is important; but on a larger level it's teaching our students the importance of serving the underserved populations in our community,” Zamora said. “I hope our students develop a passion to serve the underserved through events such as this one.”