Health fair offers wealth of useful information

Information was available last Saturday at booths representing a variety of health-related services and organizations.

The Spring into Health Page Health and Wellness Fair was held at Page Public Library on March 26 to provide the public with information on a variety of health-related subjects. 

A calm, warm spring day greeted visitors as they walked past flowering trees to the open area between the Page Public Library and Coconino Community College, where tables were set up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Folks from all over the community kept coming and learning about the services offered, many for free. 

 The event was presented by the Page Early Childhood Group. 

Representatives from the following organizations provided information and some swag to those who visited their tables. Readers are urged to use the contact information to find out more.

Arizona Early Intervention Program for children with developmental delays and Navajo Nation Growing In Beauty Early Intervention Program: des.az.gov/azeip or 844-770-9500. Referral line: 866-341-9918.

Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative, helping children and adolescents who have lost a parent to intimate partner homicide, and their caregivers: asu.edu/FVC/acasi or 602-496-1327; email: [email protected]

Arizona Child Find, offering developmental and educational services for children from birth to 21: www.azdes.gov/azeip or 602-532-9960.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, representing Health Choice Arizona for medical insurance and Medicaid: healthchoiceaz.com or 800-322-8670.

Child Care Resource & Referral, a statewide network of other family childcare homes:  azccrr.eventbrite.com or 928-266-6937; email: [email protected]

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth, advocating for children to have the resources they need to reach their full potential: www.coconinokids.org or 928-814-8125.

Coconino County Health and Human Services offers several programs including free infant/child car seats, inspection and classes:  928-679-7305; email: [email protected] Safe to Sleep at 928-679-7305; email: [email protected] COVID-19 Impacts on children and their families. Financial help at www.coconino.az.gov/k12COVID19Form.

Girl Scouts:  The Page area Girl Scout Troops:  girlscoutsaz.org or 602-452-7104.

NACOG Head Start: [email protected] or 928-774-9505. NACOG is recruiting: [email protected] or 928-213-5222.

Page Unified Preschool: Tuition-based education for children 4 to kindergarten: [email protected] or 928-608-4176.

Sonoran Prevention has information about hepatitis C screenings, drug and substance abuse, free nalozone kits and other services: spwax.org or 480-442-7086.

Page Public Library offered free books, while a bubble machine filled the air. There was even a small wooden car on an inclined road showing car seat safety using an egg as a passenger.

In addition to the tables, there were free dental and healthcare screenings, as well as prize giveaways. It was a well-attended event with some great information for the community.

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