Healthfirst Sponsors 2012 Univision Radio Familia Y Hogar Expo In Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month
Special Cooking Demonstration by Chef Elsie Ramos of the FOX TV Hit Show “Hell’s Kitchen”
NEW YORK, NY, September 18, 2012 – Healthfirst celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), sponsoring the 2012 Univision Radio Familia y Hogar Expo (Family and Home Expo) in New York City from September 22-23 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The popular expo features seminars, exhibitors and activities to educate and entertain the public about Hispanic culture and businesses targeted towards the Hispanic market.
Celebrity chef and former FOX TV “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant, Chef Elsie Ramos, will present her healthy recipes during the “Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living” segment at the Familia y Hogar Health Pavilion Celebrity Kitchen. On both days of the expo, Chef Ramos will be on stage for one hour, teaching audience members how to cook simple meals, such as her signature turkey tacos, that promote a healthier lifestyle.
“Familia y Hogar Expo offers Healthfirst an opportunity to support an important event during National Hispanic Heritage Month which recognizes the rich cultural history and tradition of the almost 200,000 Hispanic members we serve throughout New York and New Jersey,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of External Affairs. “We understand the health needs of this community and look forward to providing a robust on-site health education program that promotes improved long term health outcomes.”
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.