Santa Maria Sun / School Scene
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 30
Lompoc preschool health fairs slated for October
BY CAMILLIA LANHAM
Free health screenings, medical information, and follow-up services will be offered to students attending public preschools on Oct. 25 at the Lompoc Unified School District’s Adult Education Center.
Nurses, medical assistants, health advocates, and volunteers from more than 20 agencies will provide vision, hearing, and height and weight screenings. Dentists and hygienists are also volunteering to provide dental screenings and fluoride varnish at the event, which is organized by the Health Linkages Program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Child Development Department.
“Illness can interfere with children’s learning and development, and early recognition of health problems result in more effective treatment,” Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone said in a press release. “These health fairs will not only identify children with health concerns, but will provide families with the resources to address those needs.”
Also in the release were statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics that explained why periodic health screenings for preschool children are so important:
Additional organizations that want to participate should contact Health Linkages Coordinator Georgene Lowe at 964-4710, Ext. 4455.