The date for the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival was June 24, and Circle Up Indy was honored that Community Hospital East was the Title Sponsor, and held a free Health Fair as a cornerstone of the event. This was the third time Community Hospital East has brought its integrity, passion and commitment to improving Indianapolis’ East Side communities directly to residents during the Peace Festival.
New Features for the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone
At our past events, Community Hospital East has provided free health screenings, free youth sports physicals, health and wellness information as well as free gifts. Community Hospital East staff, nurses, physicians and dozens of volunteers have given their time and energy to make these events a huge success. For 2017 the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone had all of this as well as some new features.
Child Car-seat Raffle
According to the Indiana State Police website, “approximately 85% of child safety seats are being misused nationally.” In order to promote awareness of this issue, and proper usage, Community Hospital East raffled off child car seats. Our children truly are the greatest resource we have in the community, so their safety is critical. Indiana State Police also remind parents and others who transport children of the following safety tips:
* Child safety seats must be properly secured to the vehicles seat belt or LATCH system and should not move side to side or forward more than one-inch.
* Children should stay rear-facing until one-year of age and 20 lbs.
* The retainer clip that connects the two shoulder harness straps must be kept at the child’s armpit level.
* Harness straps must be kept snug. You can find Indiana’s Child Restraint Law by clicking here.
30 Minute Concussion Conversation
News stories about the dangers of sports concussions have proliferated over the past several years. Visitors found out the facts from a source you can trust to have the latest and best information. The discussion was part of Community Hospital East’s continuing efforts to bring more awareness to this issue.
A History of Community Participation
For more than 60 years, Community Health Network has been committed to the delivery of easier, more convenient and more affordable healthcare on the east side of Indianapolis.
Eastside residents have access to behavioral health services, primary care and specialty-care physician practices, school-based clinics, MedChecks, Community Cancer Centers, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Community Surgery Center, Community Endoscopy Center, Community Physical Therapy and Rehab, employer health clinics and health pavilions that bring multiple services together under one roof.
The construction of a new state of the art facility to serve the East Side demonstrates Community Hospital East and Community Health Network’s continuing commitment to strengthening the community. By looking for unique ways to reach out to local residents, Community Hospital East is setting a standard for community service and compassionate health care.
A Great Event
Circle Up Indy is proud of the ongoing relationship with Community Hospital East and was happy to see so many come out to visit the Community Hospital East Health Zone at the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival . You can visit Community Hospital East’s website for more information about their many services by clicking here.