Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. (CBOB) hosted the first Children Within Our Borders (CWOB) Pediatric Mobile Health Clinic in Gainesville, FL, on June 11, 2016. Thanks to a dedicated number of volunteers and attendees, the outcome of this event was a striking success! The Mobile Health Clinic Service Day proved to be a valuable initiative learning experience for both the kids and the parents.
Volunteers conducted various activities to teach the kids of Alachua County about proper nutrition and health. The children of this community were given the opportunity to listen to meaningful health talks conducted by knowledgeable volunteers. This hybrid clinic allowed for the kids and to be examined and provided with vaccinations. Volunteers also helped conduct activities such as Zumba, yoga, and other fun workshops aimed to teach the utmost importance of health.
Amanda Gebelhoff, Graphic Design VIP Intern, attended the event and was awestruck by its accomplishments along with the positive mark it left for the children of Gainesville:
“The Mobile Clinic Service Day was a great event for the Alachua community. I think a lot of families got the medical attention they needed and also got educated on some health topics they may not have known about. The kids we worked with in the workshops were adorable! They loved the stress balls and yoga. Even watching them get into Zumba was amazing! Completely made my day. I just wish we could help more people in the community and I hope that can be done at our future events.”
Elizabeth Castaneda, Development and Community Outreach VIP Intern, enjoyed the planned activities and being the reason for someone else’s happiness:
“The Pediatric Mobile Health Clinic was such a great experience for me especially since I aspire to be a pediatrician. I was so happy to have the opportunity to work with the children and their families, as well as the amazing volunteers that came out to help. We offered hands-on learning to the children by offering workshops that dealt with nutrition and personal hygiene. I'm looking forward to more Mobile Clinic Service days!"
CBOB board member and pediatrician at UF Shands Hospital, Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams, also took part in this event. Dr. Montoya-Williams stresses the importance of distributing health services to all children. Thanks to a partnership between CBOB and the Alachua County Health Department, the University of Florida’s Department of Pediatrics, as well as UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic, the event attracted the attention of WCJB-TV local news.
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