Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and to keeping our communities healthy. This summer we are excited to bring one of our most anticipated health fairs into the community…” Chief Equity Officer and VP, Community Relations for Newark Beth Atiya Jaha Rashidi, RN, MHA, said prior to the event. “We are also honored to work in collaboration with the city of Newark to bring our neighbors ‘Back Together Again’ safely.”
This year’s annual Alma Beatty Health and Wellness Fair, one of Newark’s largest, took place on September 15 at the Marquis “Bo” Porter Sports Complex at 378 Lyons Ave., Newark. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center hosted, in partnership with the City of Newark’s Back Together Again initiative.
The health fair included a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, free health screenings, health information, and special in-person education sessions with expert clinicians. The “Ask a Pharmacist” and the “Meet the Doctor” information tables were extremely busy. Attendees enjoyed dance performances from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the Newark Major Heat Majorette and Dance Program. In addition, special programming for children included Bricks4Kidz, table tennis instruction, photo booths, carnival games, and more. There were special giveaways, raffles, and a food truck corridor. If you missed it this year, be sure to catch this exciting event in 2022.
“We continue to be inspired by the legacy of the late Ms. Alma Beatty, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s first African-American vice president, and a tireless advocate for our patients and our community,” said Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey President and Chief Executive Officer Darrell K. Terry. “It is an honor to host this in person event and connect with our neighbors on the issues that matter most to their health and well-being.” —TPC Staff