Holiday Health Fair - December 8, 2011

The Women’s Health Project celebrated the close of their third year of programming with a Holiday Health Fair. The free event took place on Thursday, December 8 in the community room at Bliss Towers in Hudson New York. Activities were provided for both adults and children.

The Holiday Health Fair allowed participants to learn more about local organizations that provide health care services, to sign up for services, and to receive free and confidential HIV/STI testing, as well as taxi vouchers for rides to and from women’s health services within Hudson. Organizations participating in the health resource fair include the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium—Cancer Services Program, Columbia County Department of Health (who provided free flu shots), Independent Living, the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties’ REACH Center, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, and the Women’s Health Project Taxi Voucher Program.

The event also included prize drawings, refreshments, and special holiday activities for children.

The event was the 16th in a series of free health events offered by the Women’s Health Project, a community-based initiative of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany.

This project is supported by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (grant number P20MD003373). All content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.