Doctors for Healthy Communities (DHC) participated in sports and school physicals at Iroquois High School of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville on July 20th, 2021.

In addition to physicals, staff from LouVax administered Covid-19 vaccines. Currently, LouVax is vaccinating targeted groups and working with employers and healthcare partners to schedule individuals’ appointments. For details, visit www.LouisvilleKy.gov.

It was encouraging to see enthusiastic participation by families receiving much needed healthcare screenings for the upcoming school year and getting Covid-19 vaccines. Staff and children were excited to finally be in person after a long period of remote learning.

Thank you to the JCPS Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Elizabeth Rouse, of UofL Family medicine, Debbie Harper BSN, RN, DHC Executive Director, Karen Hayse of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, Dr. Eva Stone, DNP, APRN, as well as volunteer nursing students, the Iroquois High School Athletics Department staff, and LouVax staff for making this event a great success. Any unreported health issues we identified including mental health concerns and failed vision screening were referred to the appropriate entities.