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Join Health Partners for its 4th Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair on Aug. 17, 2013.  The Crazy Praise Dance Showcase will feature Grammy Award-winning artists Mary Mary, some of Philadelphia’s most talented praise dancers and an exciting announcement from Health Partners.  The Health Fair will include complimentary health screenings and information on Health Partners’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Plus, there will be family fun activities like face painting, games, a children’s fun zone, giveaways and a special appearance by the Health Partners mascot, Ms. Roo the Kangaroo.

WHEN:  August 17, 2013, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Health Fair, 5:00 p.m. – Doors open for the Showcase – PRIORITY SEATING FOR TICKET HOLDERS WHO ATTEND HEALTH FAIR.  6:00 p.m. – Showcase Begins

WHERE: The Baptist Worship Center, 4790 James Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137           

TICKETS: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry and are available beginning July 27. For more information about tickets and the event, please call 215-991-4351 or email

About Health Partners: Health Partners is a not-for-profit health plan serving nearly 170,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. Its HealthChoices Medicaid plan consistently ranks number one in the area for member satisfaction in an annual consumer survey and was the first plan in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Multicultural Health Care Distinction. In 2009, the company launched KidzPartners, which provides free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured children and teens through CHIP, Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Founded more than 25 years ago, Health Partners is one of the few hospital-owned health plans and has received national recognition for its innovations in managed care. It has also been ranked a top place to work by national and regional publications. For more information about Health Partners, please visit


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Frankford Community Health Fair

The Frankford Community Health Fair was sponsored by Aria Health, Health Partners and the Frankford CDC and was held on Saturday June 29th.  As you can see from the slide show below, it was a beautiful day to have fun and get some basic health checks.  I talked with a few people who do not have regular access to preventative health care and this can literally be a life saving day.

We’re looking forward to another event like this next year. 

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Frankford Community Health Fair a HUGE Success

In case you missed it, on Friday, June 1st, Health Partners, Aria Health, and the Frankford CDC teamed up to put on a great Frankford Community Health Fair right in Aria’s parking lot. Representatives from a variety of health and human service organizations came out and spoke with over 100 Frankford residents about how their organizations can assist them! Health Partners performed 85 BMI and blood pressure screenings, and the Philadelphia Hepatitis Outreach Project tested 16 individuals for Hepatitis C.

We also spent the afternoon dancing – Health Partners helped make sure we all got moving! See below for video of some of Frankford’s finest dancing, and for some pictures we snapped throughout the event.

We’re planning to organize another Health Fair next summer, so stay tuned for details – but don’t wait until then to get your regular health screenings from your doctor! And meanwhile, enjoy the photos and videos below! As you can see, we danced our way through the afternoon – and plan to keep dancing all through the summer!