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UHD’s Fall Health Fair Is Back Nov. 17

The health and wellness of the UHD Community is always a top priority and UHD’s Fall Health Fair is one of the many resources offered to students, faculty and staff. The event makes its comeback from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the Academic Building Special Events Room (A300).

The biannual tradition hosts opportunities that promote and increase health and wellness awareness to the University Community through education, preventative measures and resources. This year’s Fall Fair features free health screenings, free groceries, fitness assessments and exercise demonstrations as well as information from more than 20 community partners. ​​Numerous health vendors will be available to assist students, faculty and staff with various health and wellness topics of interest. 

“The UHD Health Fair showcases health and wellness vendors who provide valuable information and resources to help our University Community—from navigating complicated applications for insurance and housing to free tests and screenings for various health ailments,” said Dr. Rhonda Scherer, Associate Director, UHD Sports & Fitness.

Volunteers are needed. Interested individuals should follow this link for time slot needs and expectations for volunteers.

This event is sponsored by the UHD Wellness Committee, Student Affairs, Sports & Fitness, Student Activities, Counseling, Student Health, UHD Police Department, and the Student Government Association.

For more information, contact Rhonda Scherer at 713-221-8481 or schererr@uhd.edu@uhd.edu.

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.