University Medical Center Recognized as Health Fair Champion

University Medical Center received the 2012 University of Alabama Health Fair Champion Award in recognition of its efforts to provide health education and resources to the University community.

The University’s HealthCare Insurance Administration, which presented the award, cited University Medical Center’s leadership role in the University’s efforts this fall to provide free flu shots to thousands of University employees and students.

Nurses from University Medical Center and the Student Health Center traveled to buildings and dormitories across campus in September and October to make it easier and more convenient for faculty, staff and students to get flu shots. The nurses also provided flu shots at the University’s Employee Health Fair and the Student Health Fair. Approximately 8,000 inoculations were purchased by the University and given free to employees and students.

Both University Medical Center and the Student Health Center are operated by the College of Community Health Sciences.

For the past 17 years, University Medical Center has partnered with the Healthcare Insurance Administration to promote greater health and awareness through the annual Employee Health Fair.

“As one of our original partners, we truly believe that your hard work and dedication has helped the health fair to continually grow and become a success each year,” says John Kasberg, senior insurance administrator with the Healthcare Insurance Administration. “This year, we are especially grateful for University Medical Center’s campus-wide influenza immunization program.”