Monday, August 6, 2012

Bronx Community Health Network, Inc Celebrate National Health Center Week 2012



Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN)
Celebrates National Health Center Week 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
August 6, 2012
 
Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. celebrates National Health Center Week (August 5-11). The weeklong (August 5-11) campaign to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of community health centers will be commemorated with three events. The events will provide health education to patients and the community, recognize outstanding patients and staff members and  raise awareness about programs and  health care services available for free or at low cost for the community.

BCHN Health Fair
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Poe Park, 192nd Street & Grand Concourse, 10458
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Kicking off the week, our third annual health fair will focus on keeping the uninsured healthy and out of hospital emergency rooms by providing referrals to affordable high quality health care, various no-cost health screenings, nutrition education, fitness and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption through Farmer’s Market purchases. There will be 30 information booths and fun fitness activities for adults and children.

No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams (Mobile Unit)
Wednesday August 8, 2012 (by appointment only, 718-405-7720)
Decatur Avenue at E. 193rd Street
Bronx, NY 10458
                       
BCHN will continue celebrations by offering No-Cost Mammograms to women over 40 years old, who have not had a mammogram within the last 12 months (1 year).

Annual Community Health Professionals Dinner
Thursday August 9, 2012, 5:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m (by invitation only)
The Eastwood Manor- 3371 Eastchester Road

BCHN will wrap up the week with this annual event that recognizes the hard work of health center staff and hand-selected Patient Health Champions. Health Educators, Nutritionists, Patient Navigators and Peer Educators will be recognized for their efforts and support of the community focused goals of BCHN.

For additional details, please contact Renee Whiskey, Health Educator at 718-405-4993. Thank you for your continuing support of community health centers. 

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