Mt. Vernon Register-News

Homepage

March 11, 2014

Health, career fair attracts audience

MT. VERNON — — Two local organizations combined their expertise this past weekend to advance healthy lifestyles and provide information on potential health-related careers.

The Jefferson County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP) and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center partnered for a health and career fair held at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building.

"It's to bring awareness to people in the community about the job opportunities available in health care, more than just a doctor and a nurse. There are lab techs, radiology techs and radiologists, anesthesia, and so forth. A lot of people don't understand that it takes all of those things to make a patient's visit successful," said Sandi Williams, the health care chair for the NAACP.

"'We also have Rend Lake College here to pass out information to those that are interested in health care to let them know if you want to have an education in this field, this is what it takes to do it," she added.

Williams said the event targeted young people in the community.

"It is very important (to target that audience) because a lot of times in our community they feel like they are not a part of. So this is to let them know that, yes, you are a part and we want to make you aware these positions are available."

Tom Blythe, vice president of human resources at Good Sam, said the format allows valuable information to be given to community members.

"It's an opportunity to promote health and wellness for the community. We give them information on ways to live healthy. We've had a longstanding relationship with the NAACP going back 25 plus years. We feel like they were a good partner is getting the message out to an important part of the community," he said.

Text Only
Homepage

Local

Obituaries

Sports

Features

4-H Dog and Cat Shows 2014


July 19, 2014

FlipBooks
Top News

4-H General Projects Fair 2014


July 19, 2014

Must Read
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
The Big League


State News

Seasonal Content
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.