New York's Apollo Theater and Health Providers Sponsor Health Fairs for Harlem Residents

Providing inner-city residents access to health screenings, information, workshops, and demonstrations through community health fairs

    • August 1, 2006

The Apollo Theater Foundation, in partnership with North General Hospital and Affinity Health Plan, sponsored a series of health fairs for Harlem residents.

Key Results

  • Apollo and its health care partners sponsored four health fairs; one each focusing on childhood obesity; senior health; kidney disease, and organ and blood donation; and family health.

  • Approximately 5,800 persons attended the fairs and health care workers conducted 725 health screenings for high blood pressure, high blood sugar, glaucoma, dental and gum disease, and other health problems.