EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest non-commercial health insurers working with local elected officials and community organizations, recently held its Healthier Futures Wellness Expo in Harlem, New York. Thousands of Harlem residents և families attended the event, where COVID-19 և flu vaccinations were given, in addition to dozens of other medical tests, including breast cancer, diabetes և HIV, as well as a job fair, live entertainment; food և other activities.
At EmblemHealth, we believe in communities և people that make them vibrant places. Our Healthier Futures Wellness Expo allows us to work with them to help keep our communities healthy, safe and prosperous, ”said Beth Leonard, EmblemHealth’s Chief Corporate Officer. “More than a year later, as many people in Harlem put their health problems on the back burner, this exhibition provided face-to-face support to our communities. We are here in Harlem to remind everyone that their health is important because they are important. ”
CDC studies show that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Slavic / Hispanic communities. The CDC study also found that Latinos had the highest rates of admission to the intensive care unit in the country.
“EmblemHealth provides community health priority strategies to increase access to health care in vulnerable neighborhoods,” said Manny Kezada, Medly’s Vice President for Community Relations. “Pharmacy in the desert is often a burden for almost a third of people living in the desert, but the Healthier Futures Wellness Exposition provides a fun, family-friendly opportunity to get the flu, COVID vaccinations, medical examinations, and health education. in these underrated neighborhoods. We are excited to work with EmblemHealth to take an innovative, community-based approach to expanding access to health care and eliminating desert disparities in pharmacies. ”
“Families in our city are facing unprecedented challenges in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, as our communities continue to cope with the ongoing public health emergency, we can not afford to fall victim to COVID-19 Tw seasonal flu” Twindemic ” “,” said the congressman. Adriano Espeilat (NY-13). “If we are really going to tackle the epidemic, get our community and the region back on track, it is extremely important that all eligible residents do their duty, get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, our communities, our fellow New Yorkers.”
Experts also warn that this flu season will be worse than last year due to increased travel and continued reluctance to get the COVID-19 vaccine, among other factors. Healthier Futures screenings to prevent COVID Գրի flu flight have allowed people to be screened and vaccinated on the spot.
“Vaccination ambiguity is not the only contributing factor in low-income communities, which often consist of people of color, for low vaccination rates. “Lack of access to vaccines և Structural barriers are also affecting the rate of vaccination in these communities,” said Charlene Gale, executive director of the New York-based Puerto Rican Association of Asian Legislators in New York. medical care. The Association is delighted to work with EmblemHealth again to reach out to individuals working on the front lines or in vulnerable communities in New York who need access to vaccinations, diet information, healthy food, and medical care to better manage their health. “While we are still in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic.”
EmblemHealth’s Neighborhood Care Centers in Harlem, New York, is also a free healthcare hub where community members can easily walk around and / or turn to these offices for help and information on many support programs, including food, fitness classes, and community programs. և A number of other resources.
As the epidemic severely affected public access to basic public health resources, EmblemHealth created a number of exhibitions to help remove barriers to care by extending access to health care in New York City. In October, EmblemHealth և and its community partners held the Healthier Futures Wellness Expos in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Flushing, Queens, and Harlem.
For more information, visit emblemhealth.com/about/neighborhood-care/neighborhood-care-events/health-wellness-expo