Two girls at the Hoops and Health event plot their airway health results on our peak flow graphs.

News: Hoops and Health Event, June 2013

On Saturday, June 15th the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) of our Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health showed up at Hoyt Field in Cambridge with lots of volunteers to provide Peak Expiratory Flow screenings at the Men of Color Health Initiative (MOCHI) event, “Hoops and Health.”  The event combined basketball and flag football competitions among local teams with a variety of health screenings coupled with health education for the players and the public. Ann Backus, Director of Outreach for the COEC, reported that in four hours they completed peak expiratory flow measurements and discussed airway health with over 100 children and adults. Volunteers included an HSPH graduate: Olutayo Olubiyi (‘13); an HSPH EER MS2 student: Jongeun Rhee; HSPH ERC minority mentees: Fernando Limbo, Christina Mark, Kaylin Mai, and Trevon Mayers; HSPH staff, Madeleine Straubel (EOME) and Michael Alcala (GCD); and two family members related to recent MPH graduates, Oluwatoyin Olubiyi and Atcha Sethanandha.