Cincinnati Children’s is partnering with the International Academy of Cincinnati for their Family Health night on Thursday, April 12th. Students and their families will spend the evening exercising and playing fun games followed by the students participating in Vision and BMI screenings by Cincinnati Children’s.
If a screening result falls outside of a normal range participants are directed to their Primary Care Physician as well as given a brochure highlighting the services that the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Better Health and Nutrition can offer.
Children who fail the vision screening are followed-up by the Cincinnati Children’s Ophthalmology Department or a Community Partner.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for Cincinnati Children’s. It highlights our commitment to reaching beyond the walls of the hospital to meet the health and wellness needs of the community,” says Mariah Gilkeson, Community Relations/Health Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s.