Healthfirst Announces South Asian Health Day Festival Coming to Hicksville in June 2012
HICKSVILLE, NY,May 15, 2012 – Healthfirst and local community organizations today announced their partnership to present the 2012 South Asian Health Day Festival on June 9th at Apna Bazaar in Hicksville. The festival will provide health education and increase awareness about treatment and prevention of diseases that affect the South Asian community including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer.
“Healthfirst is committed to bringing health resources that promote good health and wellness to the communities we serve,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “We are pleased to work with our partner hospitals, community leaders and local healthcare organizations to bring this festival to the Hicksville South Asian community.”
The festival will feature a day of activities for the entire family to enjoy including free health screenings, entertainment, health vendors and a special magic show with face painters for kids. Leading healthcare providers, elected officials and additional sponsors supporting the event include:
- North Shore-LIJ
- Queens-Long Island Medical Group
- American Dental
- Carmen Pineyro - Chief Staff for Assemblyman Phil Ramos
- Carrie Solages - Nassau County Legislature
- Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. - NYS Senator 8th District
- Frank Intagliata - Chief of Staff New York Assembly Member, 21st District- NYS
- Gabriel Pedreira - Assemblyman, Nassau County Legislature
- Phil Ramos - Assemblyman
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization that offers low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It provides a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as Medicare Advantage. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and Senior Health Partners (SHP), a managed long term care plan serving Medicaid-eligible clients in New York City. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.