Healthfirst Sponsors 2016 Junta Hispana Expo

QUEENS, NY, July 21, 2016 – Healthfirst is proud to sponsor the 2016 Junta Hispana Expo being held on Sunday, July 24 from 11am–6pm at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Junta Hispana is a day-long Hispanic heritage celebration showcasing the culture and traditions of the world’s Spanish speaking countries, including Spain, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Chile.

“Junta Hispana brings New York’s Hispanic communities together to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Spanish diaspora in a festive environment,” said Nemesio Ortiz, Healthfirst Vice President, Sales Effectiveness & Integration. “We’re pleased to be returning for the fifth year to support this event to celebrate Hispanic heritage, express our appreciation to our health care providers who deliver outstanding service, and provide vital health information to the communities we serve.”

The attendees will enjoy cultural performances with pulsating music, family-friendly games, raffles and prizes, and a special children’s art center for kids to paint traditional carnival masks. The Healthfirst booth will offer important health education information on healthy living practices for disease prevention and treatment. There will be free giveaways, face painting for the kids, and a live magic show by Cido the Clown.

The Junta Hispana Expo is a national event held in different cities across the United States including Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston drawing close to 100,000 Hispanic and non-Hispanic audiences.

For more information on the Expo, please visit www.juntahispana.net. To learn more about Healthfirst and our community wellness initiatives, please visit www.healthfirst.org.

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.

Contact:
Channell Mellish
Healthfirst
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CMellish@Healthfirst.org

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