UHD's Health Fair Provides Screenings, Produce and More
By Paige Caldwell
The University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) biannual Health Fair held March 6 was a great success.
Every semester, UHD hosts this fair featuring free produce, healthcare providers and health screenings. Students, faculty and staff were invited to enjoy food, fitness assessments and demos and information from community partners.
This event was sponsored by UHD Student Life, UHD Sports & Fitness, Veteran Services, Disability Services, Counseling Services, Student Health Services, UHD Police Department, Student Activities and the Student Goverment Association.
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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.