START Health Fairs Promote Well-being Across the City

START Health Fairs Promote Well-being Across the City

START recently put on health fairs in its clinics to promote healthy lifestyles and inform its patients of its primary care services.

Throughout the week of July 17th, led by Carletta Green, Managed Care Relations Manager, and the Health and Wellness Fair Committee, START staff have been doing health screenings for patients, taking blood pressure, and educating patients about healthy eating and living, while also providing healthy food and hosting representatives from New York Managed Care providers, including Fidelis, MetroPlus, and AmidaCare, among others.

Speakers also highlighted the events. One, from the department of health, was on hand to inform patients about safe sexual practices and how to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Later, two START patients shared their personal experiences having received primary care services from START, and stayed to answer the questions of others. Meanwhile throughout each of the fairs, patients socialized and enjoyed the chance to get to spend time with one another, and in the end a number of patients decided to pursue primary care services at START.