Hagerstown, Md. (UPDATED July 22, 2022; June 22, 2022) – Everything from reproductive health services information to diabetes risk screening, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to blood pressure screenings, will be made available this summer through a series of mini health fairs organized by the Washington County Health Department.
“With all of the work we’ve accomplished to bring COVID-19 vaccinations and testing out to our Washington County communities these past few years, it made sense for us to expand and create health fairs at these already established locations,” says Danielle Stahl, program manager for health planning and strategic initiatives of the health department. “In public health, it’s so important to meet the needs of the people we hope to serve right in their neighborhoods whenever we have the chance and our community partners have helped make that happen.”
The mini health fairs take place on Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with the schedule continuing as follows:
- Friday, July 29 – Shafer Memorial Park pavilion, Shafer Park Drive, Boonsboro
- Friday, Aug. 5 – Byron Memorial Park, 11 Park Road, Williamsport
Health fairs are free and open to the community. Additional dates will be added to the health department’s website throughout the summer months at https://washcohealth.org/events/.
A report just out recently of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on meeting America’s public health challenges notes that taking the close collaboration developed over the course of the pandemic among communities and public health agencies should be extended to address everyday health threats, like maternal mortality and chronic diseases.