A Lesson in Good Health
Kirby Medical Center and Monticello High School have teamed up to build
healthy habits among students.
A recently conducted Community Health Needs Assessment unveiled a need
to educate young people in our community about diabetes and other chronic
disease prevention. To help meet this need, Andrew Buffenbarger, Chief
Compliance Officer of Kirby; Adam Clapp, Monticello High School Principle;
and Andy Moore, Monticello High School Health Teacher, came together to
create a program that brings health care experts directly into the classroom.
Kicking off late in Spring 2021, guest speakers Anna Crawford, Jordan Barney
and Sara Eades presented at Monticello High School, with topics including
good nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction and living a healthy
lifestyle. Our very own pharmacist, Dan Burkybile, also presented to students
this past fall.
This initiative has proven to resonate with students, and the high school
plans to form a health club at the start of school next fall. Kirby is
thankful for this partnership with Monticello High School and looks forward
to providing health education to students for years to come.