Healthfirst Sponsors 2013 Junta Hispana Expo
QUEENS, NY, July 24, 2013 – Healthfirst is sponsoring the 2013 Junta Hispana Expo on Sunday, July 28 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.
“We are proud to sponsor this important event for the New York City Hispanic community for the second year in a row,” said Nemesio Ortiz, Healthfirst VP of Medicare Sales. “Through this opportunity, we celebrate Hispanic heritage, show our appreciation for our community health care providers, and provide important health information that can help keep the communities we serve healthy.”
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.