Family First Health hands out free apples for “Starts With Apples” campaign
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Noon to 1 p.m.
Family First Health will host a pop-up Apple Handout Station in York’s Continental Square on Tuesday, Oct. 20 as part of its monthlong “Starts With Apples” campaign. Along with the apples, staff and volunteers will be handing out information on how to take control of your health.
October marks National Health Literacy Month and National Apple Month, which Family First Health is celebrating with the message that good health Starts With Apples, but the rest is up to you — ultimately, you need to be an active partner in your health care.
Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and make good decisions about your health, from preventative care to healthy food choices that go beyond the confines of the doctor’s office. For 45 years, Family First Health has been dedicated to connecting with the community to encourage improved health literacy and improved overall health.
Continental Square, downtown York
The public can visit www.startswithapples.com for more information on becoming health literate and working with their health care team, and employers can download a free, digital “Get Healthy At Work” kit including posters, a health pledge and a templated award for employees committed to their health.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to increasing access to affordable, quality health care. With sites in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg, Family First Health provides a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services to insured, uninsured and underinsured patients with the goal of improving the health of our communities as a whole. For more information, visit www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.