The Value of National Health Center Week
It”s an event that happens the third week of every August before students go to classes to begin their new year. You may or may not have heard of it. If you haven’t, I have to say you’re missing out! I’m here to tell you why it’s valuable to the surrounding communities and yourself. There are options available to people, and I want to make sure I spread the word about its impact in communities.
Why is it important?
This is a good question and with answers. It’s important because health awareness is a growing dilemma in our nation. It begins with our youth and extends to adulthood. Health centers throughout communities provide an outlet to you. Vendors from various organizations attend this event to give back to the community with knowledge, free blood pressure tests, free healthy snacks, and free educational tips on how to live a healthier life. Did I mention the word free?
Are you not insured? Health center week has you covered. Wellcare, Horizon Blue Cross, United Health Care, and other insurance companies can assist you in finding insurance.
I’m interested! Is there one in my community?
The response is a yes. Throughout the state of New Jersey, health centers in counties host it. It is available in the tri-state area. You should contact your nearest health center to see if they host one.
I don’t know if I’d like to go. It sounds boring.
It’s actually not boring. The health center events have music, games, food, raffles, and prizes to win. It’s more of a festival than an actual health event. In addition to providing educational support, the event hosts do an excellent job in reassuring that health is as fun as it can be! If you have kids, take them with you! The health centers have bouncy houses, games, and prizes that your kids will enjoy.
My advice is if you’re looking for good, clean fun, visit one of these health center fairs. I promise you won’t be disappointed.