Launched in 2008, the Extension Directorate is responsible for programs, projects, courses, events and production of papers, articles and other types of content. Its efforts communicate the College’s activities to the public at large.
Some projects launched include:
World Health Day
Information on cholesterol, triglycerides and obesity, Types I and II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, men’s health, stress and related tests, elderly abuse, and healthy eating habits are some of the themes frequently addressed during World Health Day. Also, students perform glycemia tests and blood pressure measurements.
The Mercury-Free Program was inspired by the World Health Organization’s goal of eliminating all mercury-laden thermometers and blood pressure measurement devices, lights, batteries, electronic products, and other medical devices by the year 2020. The idea is to replace them with mercury-free alternatives. Program leaders expect Little Prince Hospital be a completely mercury free by the end of 2014.
Trades & Professions Fair
Little Prince College participates in the “Trades & Professions Fair” at Santa Maria School. The students of Santa Maria receive valuable information about undergraduate courses and advice on future endeavors from students of the College.
Little Prince College participates in the Education, Research, and Extension Meeting (Enepe). To improve scientific knowledge, undergraduate students present papers and posters in theme-free categories.
Family Health Support Center
Little Prince College partners with the City of São José dos Pinhais to provide training to public servants in the following areas: active health education methodologies, bioethics workshop, and scientific methodology workshop. In parallel, healthcare professionals are trained for work at the Family Health Support Center.
For Life Campaign
Every year, the Little Prince College develops activities around the “National Day of the End of Violence Against Children, Sexual Abuse, and Exploitation.”