Hundreds attend AtlantiCare Community Health Fair to celebrate, care and connect

An older adult visitor stops by the Atlanticare fair to talk with health workers

As a way to recognize National Health Center Week (Aug. 6-12), it was a surefire hit.

New Jerseyites turned out by the hundreds to attend AlantiCare’s Federally Qualified Health Center’s annual community health fair at Atlantic Cape Community College in Atlantic City August 11.

Attendees had the opportunity to talk and mingle with more than 50 representatives of regional, state and local community agencies who provided information about healthcare, housing, health insurance enrollment, financial assistance, career opportunities and other programs and support services.

AtlantiCare team members grilled lunch, provided health and wellness education; taught individuals how to create and access a patient portal; and led physical fitness and other activities.

The event included music and entertainment. Giveaways included hygiene kits; clothing items; eye glasses; book bags and other back-to-school supplies; and other items.

The annual event highlighted the value AtlantiCare’s FQHC teams and other community health centers provide communities. The AtlantiCare Health Services (AHS) Federally Qualified Health Center cared for 12,000 individuals through 56,584 patient visits in 2022, including those who are uninsured or underinsured.

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