Self-Service Women’s Health Kiosk Comes to Campus

photo by Grace Spena

On July 27, Janine Kelly, Director of the Women’s Center of Montgomery County, delivered a self-service interactive educational Women’s Health kiosk to the Pottstown Campus for placement in South Hall on the First Floor next to the bank of public computers.

According to Grace Spena, Director of Health & Wellness Initiatives, the kiosk is for all to use to learn about several key health issues of concern to women.  These include:

  • Depression
  • Healthy Diet & Exercise
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Weight Management
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Maternal Depression
  • Cancer
  • Smoking
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Healthy Teeth & Gums
  • Osteoporosis
  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV/AIDs

Spena commented that this informative health education tool is a powerful media to deliver the messages of healthy lifestyles and choices.

The process to use the kiosk is simple according to Kelly. To get started, all you need to do is touch the screen and select a topic of interest.

The system uses audio speakers to provide narration to enhance text and support video.  It can also be switched between English and Spanish versions by touching “English” and “Espanola” icons.

In addition, Spena noted that there is a “Resources” icon that provides a listing of relevant agencies and other organizations.

The Women’s Health Kiosk is on loan from St. Andrew Development, Inc. through the generosity of the PA Commission for Women in collaboration with the Women’s Center of Montgomery County and the College’s Office of Health & Wellness.

According to Spena, the kiosk will remain at Pottstown Campus into the Fall semester before being taken to Blue Bell Campus.

Spena encourages everyone to take advantage of this wonderful free health education opportunity.

For more information about Saint Andrew Development, Inc. – A Health Education and Learning Technology Company – visit: http://www.standrew.com

Any questions, comments, etc. about the kiosk, please contact Grace Spena, Director of Health & Wellness Initiatives at gspena@.mc3.edu or 215-641-6606.

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