Tolles to host health fair Wednesday

Staff report

Tolles’ future health professionals, part of HOSA, a career-technical student organization, will host their annual HOSA Health Fair on Wednesday.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7877 U.S. Route 42 S., Plain City.

Students from Tolles’ Health Professions Academy at the Hilliard Innovative Learning Center, Firefighting/EMS, Pharmacy, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Vet, and Sports & Fitness programs will all participate in the event, which is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the HOSA Health Fair is to have students provide nearly 60 interactive displays on topics related to health and wellness, exercise, medication usage, nutrition and animal health,” stated Karen Rossetter, instructor of the Tolles Sports & Fitness program and an adviser of HOSA. “It provides a hands-on learning experience for the students and gives them an opportunity to interact with the public on a more personal level while providing screenings and services.”

Various health screenings are available to the public including blood pressure, skin, vision, hearing, and blood pressure. A chiropractor and massage therapist are also on-hand to provide free services.

Other community partners involved in the event include the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison County Medical Reserve Corp. Various live animals will also be on display as part of the Pre-Vet program.

HOSA is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people.

For more information contact 614-873-4666, ext. 1016 or

Staff report