A Mobile Health Clinic is Available in West Georgia

February 21, 2024
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Images of the CIW Mobile Unit on January 8 2023.

📚 The Gist: The University of West Georgia has unveiled a mobile health clinic, designed to provide preventative wellness care and education to underserved communities around Carrollton while offering students valuable experiential learning opportunities.

🔍 The Details: Bridgette Stewart, alumna and Chief Wellness Officer at UWG, spearheaded the project to extend healthcare services beyond the campus, reaching those hindered by financial, transportation, or language barriers. The mobile clinic, part of UWG’s broader focus on wellness and community engagement, features two private biometric screening stations, a portable kitchen, and an expandable awning for outdoor activities. Services include glucose and cholesterol checks, blood pressure screenings, and mobile mammography.

🌍 The Big Picture: Since the launch of a new strategic plan in 2021, UWG has emphasized health and wellness as fundamental to student success. The mobile unit, an expansion of the Wolf Wellness Lab, aligns with this vision, serving as a resource for both the university and public health departments.

💡 Why It Matters: This initiative not only addresses the immediate health needs of the Carrollton community but also prepares students for future careers in healthcare by providing hands-on experience in a real-world setting. The clinic’s mobility allows it to reach areas where traditional healthcare services are limited, offering critical services directly to those in need.


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