Having participated in the health fair for several years, the Healthcare Partnership was excited to assume the leadership role of the community health fair last year. Besides the new leadership, there were many “firsts” to celebrate!
-a new name – the Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair
-a new venue – Dalton’s Mack Gaston Community Center
-an additional focus – achieving Healthy Lifestyles
This event served thousands in our community who have difficulty in accessing health care. Many past attendees have been diagnosed with serious illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol as a result of their attending. Others learned about the risk factors for breast, cervical, prostate and other cancers. Participants including our hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, community agencies and various businesses all contribute to make this event successful each year.