CHIA Participates in Family Health Fair by Olivia Helfer, HLSP Circuit Librarian

During the weekend of August 1st-2nd, over 90 organizations from across Western New York came together at Senator Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair.  From cholesterol and blood pressure checks to fitness and nutrition tips, the Family Health Fair offered a wide variety of health-focused information for all attendees.  Among the organizations providing services at the event was WNYLRC’s Committee for Health Information Access (CHIA).  CHIA volunteers regularly attend local health and wellness fairs to share expertise about how to find reliable healthcare information.  This year was CHIA’s second opportunity to attend the Family Health Fair, and similar to last year, the event was a great success.  Over 170 visitors stopped by the table, talked with the volunteers, and left with information about high-quality resources such as MedlinePlus and NIH Senior Health.  With the positive outcome of this outreach event, CHIA is excited and ready for future events.

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