The chapter hosted four guest speakers from various health professional organizations:Positive Link for HIV/AIDS, Indiana State Department of Health, Bloomington HospitalOutpatient Nutrition Therapy, and Indiana Department of Education Coordinated School Health Program.
A campus and community wide sexual assault panel discussion was held. Speakers were from the Kent State police department, the Battered Women’s Shelter, and a local hospital sexual assault examiner program.
This overnight health education event targeted at risk girls ranging from ages 8-12 years old. Lessons on nutrition, exercise, first aid, and healthy relationships helped to convey important tips for living a healthy life in all the areas of health. Approximately 50 girls attended with twelve educators from ESG. Two meals and one evening snack were provided. The event was located at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center in Indianapolis, IN. This event was free to all attendees and planning began in late November and continued until the event on March 13-14.
Fourth grade students from area schools were lead through a series of interactive stations set up by the Brazos County Health Department during a fun day in which students learned how agriculture and food production is linked with/affects health.
Members set up a health education table in the lobby of the student union building, a highly trafficked area on campus. The table contained educational pamphlets on stress and stress relieving techniques.
Eta Sigma Gamma members selected two topics in conjunction with National Public Health Week and a third topic in conjunction with Michigan Gift of Life. After completing their research, students developed professional posters that were presented at a university-wide research event to report their findings.
This annual event is co-sponsored with the Health Education Department and features the first year doctoral students’ major research projects. In addition a Russell Scholar addresses the group. This year’s scholar was Kelly McCormack-Brown.
A graduate student member organized a series of workshops on the research process resulting in a survey to assess family history in relation to chronic disease.
The event required participation from both members and students in the department. Money was collected from students, faculty and staff in the department to raise money for “Adopt a Family.” They chapter raised $2,000 and adopted 4 families in need during the holidays. Two of the families were Hurricane Katrina victims who relocated to our area and two families were local. Members collected money, identified the families needs, purchased the food and gifts, and wrapped and delivered them to each family.