Health Expo 2018 Encouraging Everyone to Take Advantage of Health Screenings and Possibly Earn up to $45 in Gift Cards

April 24, 2018

The Health Gap’s annual Health Expo brings together communities and strategic healthcare partners for a full day of health, fitness and fun

CINCINNATI – April 24, 2018 – The vision of the Health Gap is to create a culture of Health for all. The Center for Closing the Health Gap celebrates this vision with its 15th annual Health Expo 2018 held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Washington Park. The community health organization is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the free health screenings and possibly earn up to $45 in gift cards while supplies last.

This year’s theme “Sleep Well, Live Well” aims at helping participants focus on the importance of getting enough sleep to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. As in previous years, several healthcare partners will be joining the Health Gap in providing screenings to attendees in helping them manage or in many cases discover health concerns that could adversely affect them or their families.

“This year marks our 15th year of bringing life-saving health screenings to thousands of individuals in our communities who often times their first and only contact with a healthcare professional will take place at the Expo. This event is all about promoting a culture of health in every neighborhood, and the impact has been life-changing in these communities,” states Dwight Tillery, the Health Gap’s founder and president/CEO.

This year, the Health Gap is providing an incentive to attendees by offering the chance to earn up to $45 in gift cards while supplies last. Two gift cards can be earned at the Health Expo with a third earned after a follow-up visit with their doctor. Attendees can visit three or more health screenings and turn in a completed form for a $10 gift card. They can receive another $10 gift card if they visit three or more health information booths and turn in a completed form. Attendees can also earn a $25 gift card if they follow-up with their doctor have them complete a form and mail it to the Health Gap.

Also, new partners, such as Molina Healthcare are also participating at the Expo this year in an effort to continue to build a true community-led ecosystem to healthcare. UC Health, TriHealth, Mercy Health, and Caracole will have health vans located at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts for Mammography, Prostate, and HCV/Syphilis screenings. Other healthcare partners include Christ Hospital, REACH Kidney Care, and Children’s Hospital who will be also providing a host of screenings to include: Pediatric Health Screenings (ages 0-18 years-old), Vision, Dental, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, and BMI.

The event celebrates good health and good living with a fun-filled and family-friendly itinerary. Throughout the day, attendees will enjoy fitness demonstrations; a fashion show and Cincinnati Got Talent showcase at SCPA. There will also be a kid’s zone for the younger crowd. After spending the day with an amazing array of speakers, chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, trainers, and physicians, Expo attendees will come away with tools and ideas to help lead a healthier, more active and fulfilling life.

After an exciting day at the Health Expo the R&B/Jazz band 2nd Wind will close the Health Expo with a concert from 4 to 6 p.m.

For more information about the Health Expo and Closing the Health Gap, visit ClosingTheHealthGap.org./healthexpo. Attendees can schedule an appointment for mammograms by contacting: Trihealth at 513-569-6565 and Mercy Health at 513-686-3300.

About the Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati

The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati promotes awareness about health disparities through education, training, advocacy and outreach activities for organizations and individuals in Greater Cincinnati. The Center maximizes collaborative opportunities by working with organizations, associations, health institutions and other stakeholders to promote health and disease prevention.  The Center’s goal is to improve the health status of the African American, Latino and Appalachian populations.

 

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