Health Fair at Northgate II on November 15, 2013
Published on November 7th, 2013
Fair Share Northgate II will be holding a Health Fair on Friday November 15th 2013, running from 11am – 4pm. It will be held in the Community Center of the affordable housing high-rise located at 500 N. 7th Street and is open to the public.
A variety of vendors and health care organizations from the nearby area will be in attendance and have staff on hand to provide information and answer questions about their services. Nurses and medical technicians will also be available to conduct health screenings such as blood pressure and blood sugar tests.
Another component of this event includes providing information and resources pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” set to go into effect on January 1, 2014. Fair Share Northgate II Social Services staff is collaborating with Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP) and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP) to offer Health Fair visitors a chance to learn the ins and outs of the upcoming health insurance changes, including the Medicaid expansion. Visitors will also have the opportunity to schedule appointments to receive one-on-one assistance from trained associates in filling out the new application forms for health care enrollment.
The Fair Share Northgate II Social Services Department is part of a nationally recognized pilot program that aims to transform how healthcare is delivered to the urban poor and attempts to bend the cost curve with regard to Medicaid spending in New Jersey. Our program will provide important lessons for policy experts and social service providers looking for effective ways to rein in public healthcare and housing costs while enhancing the well-being of low-income minority seniors and disabled people living in urban centers. Fair Share Northgate II is an affiliate nonprofit of Fair Share Housing Development (FSHD), the award-wining nonprofit affordable housing sponsor-developer which manages Northgate II in Camden.
For more information about the Northgate II Health Fair, please contact Kathleen Koviak, Community Center Coordinator, or Marilyn Mock, Social Services Director at (856) 963-9097 with any questions regarding this event.
Fair Share Northgate II (FSNGII) provides social services and health/wellness care for the low-income seniors, disabled people and families residing in the Northgate II affordable housing development in Camden, NJ which is managed by Fair Share Housing Development (FSHD), a nonprofit affordable housing sponsor-developer. FSNGII is part of the New Jersey network of Fair Share organizations, which has a long history of successful civil rights advocacy, affordable housing development and social service delivery.