Physician assistant students volunteer at fourth annual Dr. Seuss health fair

Dr. Seuss health and literacy fair 2013
Physician assistant students talk to a fair attendee about healthy eating.

March 18, 2013 - Seventeen physician assistant students partnered with the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael campus, for the fourth annual Dr. Seuss Children's Health and Literacy Fair on March 5.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, more than 60 parents and children were greeted by students in tall red and white top-hats, the Cat in the Hat, the Tooth Fairy, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Children were given a brand new Dr. Seuss book and were read to in small groups.

Throughout the fair, parents and children participated in various interactive activities and were provided with educational materials and products promoting healthy eating, oral/dental health, and the importance of good hand-washing. At the end of the event, 20 book baskets were raffled to attendees.

Quinnipiac PA students participate in many volunteer and service activities, including: reading weekly to children in the pediatric primary care outpatient clinic at the St. Raphael campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital and at ACES Mill Road school; serving meals at homeless shelters; providing oral health training and health fairs in the community; providing medical care to Connecticut's migrant farm workers; and mentoring high school students interested in health careers.