An Apple A Day with Family First Health
Community health center shares health tips for National Health Literacy Month and National Apple Month.
Central PA (September 30, 2013) – An apple a day is the start to good health. What’s next? Being an informed patient. Family First Health, a community health center in York and Adams Counties, will be celebrating National Health Literacy Month—which is also National Apple Month—with a series of events called “Starts With Apples.” Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Family First Health wants to spread the message that good health can start with an apple a day, but ultimately you need to be an active partner in your health care to be well.
On October 15, 16 and 17, Family First Health will be setting up apple handout stations in downtown York, Gettysburg and Hanover (respectively). Passersby will receive a free apple and information on how to make good decisions in their health care. Apple handout station dates and locations are:
- York – October 15, 11:30 a.m. – Continental Square and White Rose Senior Center
- Hanover – October 16, 11:30 a.m. – Golden Visions Adult Day Services and Community Senior Center
- Gettysburg – October 17, 10 a.m. – Harold Court Senior Center/Interfaith Gardens, 1 p.m. Fahnestock House, 3 p.m. McSherrystown or New Oxford Site
Starts With Apples sponsors include UPMC for You, an Affiliate of UPMC Health Plan and Microexpress. Apples were donated by Brown’s Orchards and Rice Fruit Company.
The public can visit www.startswithapples.com for more information on becoming health literate and working with their healthcare team. Follow Family First Health on Facebook for tips on being an informed patient all month long https://www.facebook.com/FamilyFirstHealth.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the Web site at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.