Lee County, KY

The Student Health Coalition held two health fairs at the Thomas Walker High School in Lee County, Ky. during the summer of 1974, one from June 13-19 and the second from July 10-13 and July 15-16.

Residents of Elydale, Ewing, and Rose Hill extended an invitation to the SHC. A number of them were already familiar with the SHC because they had attended previous health fairs in St. Charles or Sneedville. They were now interested in securing a medical facility and expanding health services in their own area. The shortage of care was evidenced by the fact that only a single physician served a population of five to six thousand people between Cumberland Gap and Jonesville.

Preparations for the health fair and follow-up after the medical examiners left the area were organized by three SHC community workers from Vanderbilt University who lived in Ewing, Ky. for the summer: Cindy Lutenbacher, Becky Morris, and Brad Vear. A combined total of nearly 900 people received medical examinations over the course of the two health fairs held in June and July.

See pages 38-44 in the 1974 Annual Report for more information.


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