Healthfirst Hosts Hicksville South Asian Health Day Festival
HICKSVILLE, NY,June 4, 2012 – Healthfirst and local community organizations will host the South Asian Health Day Festival on Saturday, June 9 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.”
"We are delighted to join with Healthfirst in hosting the South Asian Health Day Festival to help our local residents lead healthier lives. Our clinical staff, committed to playing a vital role in prevention of diseases, will provide health screenings and important educational information, as well as help our local residents better manage a broad range of chronic illnesses," said Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO, NuHealth System.
Activities planned for the entire family include free on-site health screenings for blood pressure, body mass index and vision provided by NuHealth (NuHealth System/Nassau University Medical Center). NuHealth will also provide useful information on the importance of cancer screenings and mammograms for women. Health vendors, a live DJ, giveaways and a special magic show with face painters for kids will be featured during the festival. Leading healthcare providers, invited elected officials and additional sponsors supporting the event include:
- NuHealth (NuHealth System/Nassau University Medical Center)
- Queens-Long Island Medical Group
- American Dental
- North Shore-LIJ
- Assemblyman Phil Ramos
- Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby
- Carrie Solages - Nassau County Legislature
- Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. - NYS Senator 8th District
For more information on the festival, please visit the Healthfirst website at www.healthfirst.org.
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.