Memorial Healthcare System has recently expanded its “One City at a Time” community outreach initiative, which provides essential mobile health services to communities with limited resources. Following its success in Hallandale Beach, the program has now extended to Dania Beach, with a kickoff event held at C.W. Thomas Park.
The event at C.W. Thomas Park included complimentary health screenings for both adults and children, aiming to help parents prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Additionally, Elizabeth Justen, Chair of the South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners, distributed healthy food packages, and eligible attendees were given Wi-Fi-enabled tablets for telehealth consultations.
Representatives from Memorial Primary Care and vendors were present, offering nutritional guidance, Medicaid enrollment information, and connections to social services. The event also featured music, lunch, and children’s activities, creating a fun and interactive atmosphere.
Memorial Healthcare System, along with the City of Dania Beach leaders, emphasized the significance of their partnership. To ensure easy access to care, adult and pediatric mobile health centers will operate regularly at the park for the next two years. Melida Akiti, Chief Community Officer for Memorial Healthcare System, highlighted the importance of removing barriers and helping people proactively manage their health.
The primary focus of the “One City” initiative is to serve uninsured or underinsured individuals. However, there are plans to extend the outreach to Hollywood and Miramar in the near future, expanding the impact of this valuable program.
– Memorial Healthcare System
– South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners.
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