Ohio Dominican University (ODU) and Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) have partnered to host a Community Health Day on Thursday, Oct. 6 for students, faculty, staff and residents of the area surrounding ODU’s campus in northeast Columbus. The event will take place from 3-7 p.m. on ODU’s Oval at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. (The Oval is located in front of Erskine Hall, which is building #11 on ODU’s Campus Map.) Free parking will be available in the Gold Lot.
This free event will feature dozens of health-related vendors, services and family-friendly activities, including health screenings, health provider information, yard games, free food, inflatable slides, touch-a-truck and more.
Numerous Central Ohio health organizations, agencies and partners will be available to meet with attendees about the services they provide, including the Franklin County Office on Aging, CareSource, Lifeline of Ohio, LifeCare Alliance, Central Ohio Trauma Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), American Heart Association, ODU’s Physician Assistant Studies Program, OCALI Autism Awareness, and Stop the Violence.
“Ever since our founding by the Dominican Sisters of Peace more than a century ago, Ohio Dominican has been committed to being an exceptional community partner and serving the needs of our neighbors,” ODU President Connie Gallaher said. “I am thrilled at how Ohio Dominican’s partnership with Central Ohio Primary Care has flourished, and I am delighted at how we have come together to make this health-focused initiative possible for the benefit of our community. It is our sincere hope that this event helps to not only introduce our neighbors to Ohio Dominican and COPC, but that it equips them with valuable information they can use as they make important health-related decisions for themselves and their loved ones.”
“COPC is proud to partner with Ohio Dominican as we serve the university and the surrounding community,” said COPC’s CEO William Wulf, MD. “Playing a role in education and improving the health of the community is an honor for our organization.”
In April 2021, COPC opened the Care Forward Center on ODU’s campus in Peace Hall, located at 2600 Airport Drive. The Care Forward Center provides adult and pediatric primary care to staff and students of ODU as well as those who live in the surrounding communities. This event is an opportunity for COPC to highlight its partnership with ODU and its commitment to providing high quality healthcare to the Central Ohio community. In addition to treating patients, the center provides ODU students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a health care setting, including as many as two students in ODU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program who have access to clinical rotations in the center.
About Central Ohio Primary Care
Physician founded and led since 1996, Central Ohio Primary Care is a growing family of practices committed to delivering the highest quality preventative and chronic care available in Central Ohio. More than 2,000 team members in over 80 practices throughout Central Ohio help to advance Central Ohio Primary Care’s mission of being the best for primary care.