CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, August 27, 2022, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Healthy Americas Foundation, and the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition will celebrate their 16th annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in Chicago. The event includes free health screenings, COVID-19 tests and vaccines and boosters, cooking demonstrations, health and wellness activities for the whole family, and referrals to community health services. Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street® will be on hand to greet kids and families, while free Sesame Street in Communities resources are distributed. The 2022 event series is sponsored nationally by the Siemens Foundation.
“Prevenir es curar. Food is medicine. Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! embraces this. Physical activity is not only important among adults, but also in children. This event stresses the importance of healthy living, good nutrition, and decreasing chronic illnesses such as obesity and diabetes. Keep your heart healthy, keep YOURSELF healthy!” said Esther Sciammarella, CEO of the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition.
“Reducing health disparities requires a multi-faceted approach, including continuous preventative care and early detection. We’re honored to provide our CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test to the local health fair participants as part of this effort,” said Dave Pacitti, President, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.; Head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers; and member of the Siemens Foundation Board of Directors. “We’re committed to advancing health equity by promoting primary healthcare, diagnostic screening, workforce training for the healthcare sector, and capital loan support for community clinics, and thrilled to support ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® in Chicago,” concluded David Etzwiler, CEO of Siemens Foundation.
“It is especially important that communities have access to health screenings, given the millions of important screenings that were missed or delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” said Dr. Jane Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “We also celebrate the 16th year of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® in Chicago with the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition as well all the efforts to support individuals and families have the best health possible.”
In addition, the event will feature the All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the US to accelerate research and improve health.
What: ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event featuring:
- Free Health Screenings: HIV/STI, mammograms, dental screenings for children, COVID-19 vaccines, Monkeypox tests
- Fitness: Zumba
- Healthy snacks: produce giveaway and nutrition education
- Family fun: Live music, raffles and much more!
- Science: Featuring the All of Us Research Program
Where: McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60609
When: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
To find a ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event in your city, please visit www.healthyamericas.org/get-up-get-moving. To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, please visit www.JoinAllofUs.org/juntos.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health