The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) hosted Saturday in the Park, a free community health fair that raised awareness about healthy lifestyles and provided information about the services and programs that TBHC offers to the community.
“As the community hospital in Downtown Brooklyn, we want to make our neighbors aware of the many quality services and programs we offer,” said TBHC President and CEO Richard B. Becker, M.D. “Our goal is to raise awareness of the diseases that disproportionately affect Brooklyn residents, emphasize the importance of prevention, and provide information on and access to treatment.The health fair offered free asthma, dental, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, postural, foot, PSA, and BMI, as well as information on cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, nutrition and surgical weight loss programs, home health care, smoking cessation, patient's rights and health proxy, and other topics. Representatives from TBHC’s pharmacy also screened and counseled seniors on medication management.
Several of TBHC’s community partners were on hand to provide demonstrations and information on wellness and access to health care service. Healthfirst, AmeriChoice, and Neighborhood Health Providers were among the HMOs who provided information on Medicare, Medicaid and other health-insurance entitlements for seniors, women, children, and those who are uninsured or underinsured. Special activities for children included face painting, a clown, and special giveaways. There were also recruitment tables for job seekers and those who are interested in serving on TBHC’s Community Advisory Board.
For more information on upcoming events, call 718.250.8344 or visit www.tbh.org and click on Community Outreach.
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