More than 400 FAMU students attended the Joshua Hillman Health Fair Tuesday.
The health fair offers free screenings to students and the community. The event is named after Joshua Hillman, a FAMU pharmacy student that passed away because of a medical misdiagnosis.
His mother, Joyce Hillman- Hasan, came to the health fair. She said, "This program is an awesome program... because if it was implemented during the time where he was you know before he passed... it would have been a good thing."
This is the fourth annual health fair. Counseling sessions with doctors, nutritionists, and exercise specialists were also available.
Tallahassee, FL - Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) will sponsor the fourth annual Joshua Hillman Health Fair on Tuesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the New Pharmacy Building. The event is open to the public.
The free screenings include rapid HIV testing; diabetes, osteoporosis/bone density, vision, hearing, cholesterol and much more. Counseling sessions with doctors, nutritionists, and exercise specialists will also be available to discuss the screening results.
The Beta Sigma chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, a national pharmacy leadership organization housed in the FAMU COPPS, launched the Joshua Hillman Health Initiative to educate and promote healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and minimize health disparities. The initiative was inspired by Joshua Hillman, a pharmacy student that passed away from a medical misdiagnosis in 2005.
For more information, call (850) 412-7373.