HEALTHFIRST SPONSORS 2012 JUNTA HISPANA EXPO
QUEENS, NY, July 13, 2012 – Healthfirst is sponsoring the 2012 Junta Hispana Expo on Sunday, July 15th at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Junta Hispana is a day-long Hispanic Heritage celebration showcasing the culture and traditions of the world’s 20 Spanish-speaking countries including Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Chile.
From 11:00am – 6:00pm, expo attendees will enjoy cultural performances with music, dancing, games, raffles and a special children’s art center for kids to paint traditional carnival masks. The Healthfirst booth in Section B will feature important health education material on healthy living practices for disease prevention and treatment. Free giveaways will also be available and kids will be treated to face painting and a special magic show by Cido the Clown.
“This important event celebrates the rich culture and heritage of New York’s vibrant Hispanic community,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “Through this sponsorship, we thank our 200,000 Hispanic members for their faith in us and express our appreciation to our wonderful health care providers who deliver outstanding service in their communities.”
The Junta Hispana Expo is a national event held in different cities across the United States including Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston, drawing close to 100,000 Hispanic and non-Hispanic audiences. For more information on the Expo, please visit www.juntahispana.net.
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.