Over the past two weeks, AAHI attend two health fairs at two high schools in Montgomery County!
On March 31, AAHI attended the Gaithersburg High School Annual Health Fair featuring various health vendors who shared information on their services. Students had the opportunity to learn about a range of topics including community resources and diseases that affects Asian Americans disproportionately. Many participated in our Breast Self-Exam (BSE) demonstration and were interested in learning more about cancer. Compared to previous years, students were also more open to talk about mental health.
On April 6, AAHI attended the Watkins Mill High School Annual Health Fair hosted by the Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center. This was the third time AAHI attended the health fair. Other than providing general health information and educational resources for the students, our Behavioral Health Program Coordinator was also there to discuss mental health issues within the community. Numerous students approached our table during the event and were receptive and eager to learn. They were enthusiastic in trying out our Wheel of Health Education and many took our mental health photonovels.
Thank you Gaithersburg High School and Watkins Mill High School for having AAHI at your health fair! We had a great time and we hope to come back next year!