Healthfirst and HRHCare Announce 2016 Suffolk County Youth Drawing Contest

NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2016 – Healthfirst and HRHCare present the first annual Suffolk County Youth Drawing Contest. The contest will showcase the drawing and artistic talents of Suffolk County’s youth.

“We are pleased to partner with HRHCare for this inaugural event to highlight the wealth of young talent present in this community,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of Community Engagement. “It is our priority to provide programs that foster a sense of healthy competition and offer a creative, positive outlet for families and their children.”

The top three finalists from each region will receive grand prizes sponsored by Fu Generation Foundation of $300, $200, and $100, respectively. Contestants must be ages 7–11 and residents of Suffolk County to be eligible to participate. The finale is slated for October 22, 2016, at Suffolk County Community College – Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood, NY.

Registration forms are available at more than 50 locations, including community associations, senior centers, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and Healthfirst community sites. Contest registration is open until September 9, 2016.

To find out more, please visit the Healthfirst location at 50 Clinton Street, Hempstead, NY or the Healthfirst RV in Patchogue, at 25 Academy Street. Office hours for these locations are 9am to 5:30pm daily. Information is also available at the Healthfirst Kiosk in Westfield South Shore Mall open Monday to Saturday, 10:30am to 7pm; Sunday, 11am to 5:30pm. Special thanks to Hudson River Healthcare for making this event possible.

Brought to you by Healthfirst and HRHCare Community Health. Competition prizes are funded by Fu Generation Foundation, Inc. One entry per person. No purchased required.

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst is a not-for-profit health insurance company sponsored by some of the most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in New York. It serves almost 1.2 million members in New York City and in Long Island through government-sponsored programs including Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care (Senior Health Partners), as well as through private health plans including Healthfirst Leaf and Qualified Health Plans, offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. It now offers The Essential Plan, lower-cost health plan options for qualifying individuals. For the second year in a row, Healthfirst is a 4-Star Medicare Advantage plan and has 5 Stars for quality on the NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace.

About HRHCare

HRHCare is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center. Founded 40 years ago to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, New York, HRHCare is now one of the nation’s largest community health providers. From the Capitol Region to the east end of Long Island, HRHCare’s network of 27 health centers provides affordable, accessible care to more than 135,000 patients through 500,000 visits annually.

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