News // April 22, 2014

San Diego City College Hosts Health and Wellness Expo

It’s an annual tradition at San Diego City College (SDCC) to host a Health and Wellness Fair.  On April 15, 2014, SDCC’s Live Well Committee – comprised of faculty, food services, and student representatives – in partnership with SDCC’s Mental Health Counseling Center, organized a three-day event as part of SDCC’s centennial anniversary celebration. The Live Well Committee also coordinates the Step Up to Live Well campaign on campus.

Nearly 40 groups and organizations filled SDCC’s Curran Plaza with resource tables promoting health and wellness. Health Link Nurses from the County’s Health and Human Services Agency sponsored a display of services and educational information and brochures on healthy nutrition and exercise.  Family Health Centers, San Diego Blood Bank, Independent Therapy Dogs, Walgreens, and Covered California, among others, sponsored information booths as well.  Attendees also had opportunities to practice healthy behaviors by stopping by a shaded meditation station or joining in the group hip hop dance led by a campus faculty member.

The Health & Wellness Expo continued on April 16 with an Environmental Health and Safety Fair and concluded on April 17 with Mobile Health Day, where the Family Health Center mobile health unit and the County of San Diego Mobile HIV Testing Unit were on campus offering check-ups and screenings.

San Diego City College joined the County of San Diego’s Live Well San Diego initiative as a recognized partner on November 7, 2013.

Pictured above: Students and community members participate in a group hip hop dance class.

Karee Hopkins (left), Health Link Nurse from North Central HHSA, with Dianne Bourque, Health Link Nurse from Central region