9Health Fair Rheumatoid Arthritis Screening Volunteers


Cause Areas

When

Sat Sep 24, 2016 07:30 AM - Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:00 PM

Where

2280 S. Albion StreetDenver, CO 80222


About

We are assembling a team to improve lives! Help us screen 9Health Fair participants for rheumatoid arthritis. Early detection greatly improves the course of this debilitating disease and we have the opportunity to reach those at risk in our community with a simple screening that can be done on site at each of the 9Health Fairs. Be a part of the team to assist staff from the University of Colorado Hospital as they conduct these screenings.

The fall 2016 screenings are designed to identify individuals that are at risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Researchers are using this information to begin a clinical trial to prevent RA in people who are at high risk. This trial is called 'Strategy for the Prevention of Onset of Clinically-Apparent RA’, or StopRA. Finding such individuals could lead to an earlier start on treatment, help to prevent long-term damage from arthritis, and contribute to research to prevent RA. This evaluation is conducted jointly by the 9Health Fair, the Arthritis Foundation and the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Graduate, medical or nursing students: Interested in public health? On your way to becoming a nurse or doctor? Gain valuable field experience by volunteering to help us coordinate Arthritis Foundation 9Health Fair screenings for rheumatoid arthritis.

Retirees, employee volunteer program participants and all other potential volunteers: We could use your help!

Please plan on arriving on site half an hour before the listed start time in order to get important information on volunteering!

Dates and sites include:

Lyons Fall Fair 9/24/2016 8:00AM 12:00PM
St. Pius X Catholic Parish 10/1/2016 8:00AM 12:00PM
Adamson Family Fair 10/1/2016 8:00AM 12:00PM
Heritage Christian Center 10/8/2016 9:00AM 1:00PM
Ethiopian Evangelical Church 10/8/2016 9:00AM 1:00PM
Denver Parks & Rec at Barnum Recreation Center 10/15/2016 7:00AM 12:00PM
Auraria Campus 10/16/2016 10:00AM 2:00PM
Mariposa 11/5/2016 8:00AM 12:00PM
Denver Indian Center 11/19/2016 7:00AM 12:00PM
Inner City Clinic 11/19/2016 TBD TBD

Join us for one or several, and make a difference in the lives of a neighbor! To register as a volunteer today or for more information contact Lisa Weintraub at 720-644-4395 or lweintraub@arthritis.org.

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Physical Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5 hours
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