Making Healthcare a Family Affair
Our 2016 spring 9Health Fair season is just around the corner. Find a fair near you, register and put it on the family calendar.
“New this year is the opportunity for our spring sites to offer (non-blood) screenings for children such as blood pressure and height, weight and body mass index,” says Margarita Archibeque, ourDirector of Client Services. “Select sites will offer these screenings, and we think this opportunity aligns well with state efforts to respond to children’s health issues. This is a great way for parents and children to learn about their health together as a family.”
For adults, attending a 9Health Fair is a great way to get your baseline levels checked – such as cholesterol, blood pressure and thyroid. Oftentimes, the tests offered at our fairs are a lower cost than what you would be charged at the doctor’s office, even with insurance. Keep in mind, each site varies on the screenings they offer. However, all 9Health Fairs will offer a blood chemistry screening, prostate specific antigen (PSA) for men, blood count screening, vitamin D 25-Hydroxy screening and colon cancer screening kits.
Archibeque also says this year there will be two new locations. “I am always excited about new sites and new site leaders! This means our important services are reaching new communities. This year, our new sites in Aurora and Southwest Denver add to the ever growing diverse communities in Colorado.”
Just remember, the screenings offered may vary at each 9Health Fair. Find a fair near you to see what screenings they will have available.
Our goals are to advance health awareness and provide our community with the tools they need to take responsibility for their health. Each spring, 9Health Fair, along with volunteers from our community, organize approximately 120 9Health Fairs all across Colorado to help our community own their health. We hope you and your family take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Let’s get healthy together!