Fiesta de Salud

The annual community health fair drew more than 3,500 people to the fairgrounds last month for a day of activities, health screenings, and information. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care, Fiesta Foods of Yakima, Health Alliance Medical Plans, Image Point, and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Dental screenings were provided for 215 children and 350 free bike helmets were fitted and given to kids under 18, and there were fun challenges and family activities.  More than 40 different agencies were on hand to answer questions and provide referrals for those who needed further health services.

Health fairs such as this emphasize the importance of early screening and monitoring of diabetes care and high blood pressure, among other things, and encourages families to learn and work together toward optimal health.

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Fiesta de Salud!

Saturday July 29, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Modern Living Building, State Fair Park, Yakima

This free community health fair started ten years ago and has grown to be the largest community health event in Yakima County.  Participants enjoy free health screenings, health information booths, activities, and presentations designed to educate the entire family about wellness, disease prevention and healthy lifestyles.  The Fiesta de Salud is a fun-filled day with a family atmosphere that is enjoyed by thousands each year.

What services and activities will be at Fiesta de Salud?

  • Virginia Mason Memorial will offer blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol screenings at no charge
  • Safety helmets will be given away to children under age 18 as supplies last. All helmets will be custom fitted by trained volunteers
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will host a dental care clinic for children
  • Participate in a family-friendly obstacle course, Zumba and other physical activities by Virginia Mason Memorial
  • More than 50 different booths with local community services

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