SSU Collecting Final Data for Obesity Outreach Study

Savannah State University Community Outreach Obesity Program (COOP) officials are calling on all project participants to take the second health screening at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African- American Health Information & Resource Center (AAHIRC), located at 1910 Abercorn St. Screening hours are 11:30- 6:30, Monday-Friday.

Those who complete the screening process will be eligible for prizes and rewards, including a $50 drawing to be held on July 3.

“All participants who joined since August 2008 are eligible for the final screening, and we need their participation,” said Hetty Jones, Ph.D., a professor in the department of natural sciences and mathematics at Savannah State. “The check up is important because early detection can prevent or delay the onset of certain diseases.”

While personal information will remain confidential, the statistics will be recorded and shared with the granting agency, the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research through funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The results may help Savannah State qualify to receive additional funds for health interventions.

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