Inspired to Share: Improving health through community partnerships

Inspired to Share: Improving health through community partnerships

In fall 2012, 100 Penn State Hershey nurses and the Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center coordinated an effort to perform mandated hearing, vision, height and weight, and scoliosis screenings on all students in the Lebanon School District in just two days. In previous years, the effort has taken busy school nurses months, leaving them with little time to address any issues identified with students and their parents. The initiative is expanding in fall 2013 to include a research project on teen hearing loss and a fundraiser with the local Lion's Club to match students in need with eye glasses