Children Get Free Dental and Health Screenings at A.T. Still University

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A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Mesa, Ariz, hosted about 300 children from local Title I schools for the second annual Corbin’s Legacy Back to School Health Fair on September 25. Children received free health, hearing, vision, and dental screenings provided by ATSU students and faculty. The event was hosted in partnership with local nonprofit organization Corbin’s Legacy.

Third through fifth graders from Mesa public schools were bused to the university’s Mesa campus. Children rotated through stations including various health screenings and fun activities like bowling and hopscotch. Each child received a backpack full of school supplies and a grocery gift card. Corbin’s Legacy provided hot lunches.

Many children who attended the event are uninsured or underinsured and would not otherwise have access to critical health screenings, the university reports. By addressing this basic need, ATSU and Corbin’s Legacy are preparing children for success in and out of the classroom, the university adds. 

“It was an awe-inspiring event and all-hands-on-deck for Corbin’s Legacy volunteers, ATSU faculty and students, and Mesa public schools educators,” said Joan Leafman, PhD, adjunct professor at the ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies and executive director of Corbin’s Legacy. “If measured in smiles, it earned at A+.”

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