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HealthCorps Health Fair at Murray State April 24th 

Updated: Apr 29

Contact: Lindsey Maurice-Walker; Lindsey.Maurice-Walker@HealthCorps.org 

 

(Tishomingo, OK) April 23, 2024 HealthCorps a national not-for-profit with programs in Oklahoma, will host a Health Fair at Murray State April 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be held at Murray State College Gardens, 1 Murray Campus Dr, Tishomingo, OK 73460. 

 

The health fair will include booths run by area middle school students displaying key HealthCorps lessons that are taught throughout the school year which include activities on nutrition, physical fitness, community health, healthy relationships and mental health.  HealthCorps works to eliminate health inequity through innovative school-based approaches that empower teens to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The organization has partnered with schools across the Chickasaw Nation region since 2013.  

 

Alongside the student-led booths, 10 community-based organizations will also be in attendance. Each guest organization will be sharing health-centered resources to attendees, inclusive of different activities and programs their organization offers to the greater Tishomingo community. 

 

Community partners and programs featured are from the Chickasaw Nation, the local health department and businesses in the area.  They will be hosting booths on physical, mental and communal health, financial literacy and providing social services available to attendees.  Partners and programs include Define Your Direction; Chickasaw CPR Training; Oklahoma Health Department; Delta Dental; Chickasaw Wellness Center and Clinic; Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma; BancFirst; Pulmonary Medicine Clinic; Warrior Mindset and Impa’chi, Meals for Kids program. 

 

“The Health Fair aims to spread information about physical, mental, and nutritional wellness throughout the community. This event would not be possible if it were not for the support of the Chickasaw Nation, Murray State College administration, and the Dickson Middle School administration. We are also grateful to our community partners.  But it’s the students who made this possible.  They participated in the planning and will be on site for the event” said Lindsey-Maurice Walker, HealthCorps Regional Program Manager. 

 

Media is welcome to attend the health fair. Press should check-in at the welcome booth. Pre-event and post-event interviews with HealthCorps Regional Program Manager, Lindsey Maurice-Walker, can be arranged and photos will be shared.  

 

About HealthCorps 

Since its founding in 2003, HealthCorps (www.healthcorps.org), a national 501c3, has addressed health inequities in at-risk communities by educating and empowering teens – encouraging them to become change agents within their family, their school, and their neighborhood. 

Believing that limited access to health education can lead to a lifetime of social, emotional, and physical challenges. HealthCorps strives to strengthen teens with innovative approaches to health and wellness, providing today’s youth with the tools to become more physically and mentally resilient through educational programming, leadership experience and service learning. 

HealthCorps’ programming is operating in schools and organizations in AZ, CA, TX, OH, OK, PA and NY.  The HealthCorps program in Oklahoma is sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation.

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