KwanzaaFest 2017 - HealthFest

KwanzaaFest HealthFest addresses the needs of both the underinsured and uninsured through offering free humanitarian health services. KwanzaaFest, Inc. strategically plans the annual KwanzaaFest event to be held in a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identified Medically Underserved Area and Health Care Professional Shortage Area. Through creative partnerships, KwanzaaFest HealthFest provides effective and efficient linkages to critical health services and sustainable health care.
The demonstrated need for this event is evidenced by the growth of HealthFest from offering 3,000 health screenings in 2005 to more than 35,000 health screenings! HealthFest started tracking the equivalent cost of care if participants were to access services through paid health sources. HealthFest provides free services with an equivalent reaching into hundreds of thousands of dollars, offering a return for each sponsor dollar invested in KwanzaaFest HealthFest The Venue has Value couldn't be more true!
Inspired by the outcomes resulting from KwanzaaFest’s HealthFest, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price created the District 3 Public Health Advisory Council in January 2006. Commissioner Price seated the council with key stakeholders from the greater Dallas health community, including administers of local hospitals; medical school staff; nursing directors of school systems; federal and local public health officials and representatives from national health organizations as well as local community-based programs. He charged membership to focus on innovative solutions to health-related issues and disparities that affect constituents beyond the walls of HealthFest. To realize this charge, the following council goals were established:
  1. Increase the level of support for health-related initiatives, with a special focus on the Dallas County District 3 sector;
  2. Serve as a conduit for health information and resources to providers and the community; and
  3. Evaluate and improve overall health emphasis through community outreach activities
KwanzaaFest HealthFest also obtains health related data that helps drive the planning process for future health events to meet our community’s health needs! This information is utilized by the District 3 Public Health Advisory Council to implement year round local initiatives, including health lecture series; events to promote linkages with indigent health care support, and outreach with health education and information.

Healthfest 2017 Services

  • Abuse & Violence Crisis Support
  • Adult Flu Shots
  • AIDS Walk South Dallas Awareness
  • American Diabetes Risk Assessment
  • Ask-a-Doc
  • Ask-a-Nurse
  • Asthma Control Test
  • Asthma Education
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Body/Mass Index Evaluation/Screening
  • Bone Marrow Donor Registry Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
  • Breast Health Education
  • Cancer Education and Program Information
  • Cardiology Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Education
  • Cease the Grease Program Information
  • Child Advice Line
  • Children's Health Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Children's Health Pediatric Primary Care
  • Chiropractic Neurological Assessment
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Clinical Trial Research Registry
  • Condom Clinic
  • CPR Instruction & Hands-on Education
  • Dental Screenings
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Diabetic Program Information
  • Diabetes Education
  • Eating Disorders Awareness & Outreach
  • Emergency Document Bags
  • Emergency Preparedness Information
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fitness Promotion
  • Foremost Health Center Patient Registration
  • Get Up & Go Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Glucose/Blood Sugar Screening
  • HLA Tissue Typing
  • Health and Wellbeing Educational Materials
  • Healthy Living Information
  • Healthy Living Tracker for Adults
  • Health Survey
  • Health Tracker Brochures
  • Height/Weight Screening
  • HIV Prevention Information
  • HIV Service Information
  • HIV Screening
  • Hospital Equipment
  • Immunization Education and Literature
  • Intervention Literature for At-Risk Youth
  • Lactation Clinic
  • Leukemia Awareness
  • Lung Screening
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Medical History Appraisal - Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health Information and Education
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Micro albumin Screening
  • My Asthma Pal App
  • Nephrologist Consultation
  • NOW - Awareness of Cure for Sickle Cell Patients
  • Older Adult Services Program Information
  • Nurse Advice Line
  • Nurse Consultations
  • On-line Real Time Health Info Discovery
  • Oral Health Cancer Screenings
  • Parkland Access & Service Information
  • Pediatric Research
  • Pharmacy Information
  • Promotion of Adult Movement
  • PrEP - HIV Prevention
  • Rape Crisis Program Information
  • Research Information
  • Reproductive Health and Justice Outreach
  • Ryan White Planning Council Service Planning
  • Screening our Sisters Photo Booth & Puppet Show
  • Service Information
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness
  • Social Justice Survey
  • STD Prevention Education
  • Stoke Awareness
  • Substance Abuse Information and Education
  • Substance Abuse OSAR Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tobacco Cessation Education
  • Track Your Health Activation
  • Tuberculosis Educational Information
  • Vascular Foot Screening
  • Vegetable Give Away - Health Eating Promotion
  • Victim Intervention Program Outreach
  • Women's Health Information

*PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY

    PARTICIPATING VENDORS
  • AARP
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • AIDS Outreach Center
  • AIDS Walk South Dallas
  • American Assoc. of Critical Care Nurses-Dallas Chapter
  • American Cancer Society
  • Asthma Chasers
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Be the Match National Marrow Donor Program
  • Children's Health
  • Children on the Mend
  • City of Dallas Cease the Grease Program
  • CTC Chiropractic
  • DCHHS STD/STI Outreach
  • DCHHS Tuberculosis
  • DCHHS Older Adult Services
  • DCHHS Adult Flu Shots/Immunization
  • DCHHS Public Health Preparedness
  • DCT Health Ministries
  • Foremost Family Health Centers
  • Methodist Health System
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System Dallas Healthy Start
  • Parkland Global Diabetes Program
  • Parkland Breast Cancer Program
  • Parkland Community Oriented Primary Care
  • Parkland Lactation Clinic
  • Parkland Victim Intervention Program
  • Parkland Women's & Infants Specialty Health
  • Prism Health North Texas
  • Ryan White Planning Council
  • SafeMed Pharmacy
  • Susan G. Komen - Dallas Affiliate
  • Texas A&M College of Dentistry
  • Texas Health Resources
  • The Afiya Center
  • Unlocking Doors
  • UTSW Ambulatory Clinics
  • UTSW Clinical Sciences
  • UTSW Emergency Medicine
  • UTSW Family Medicine Primary Care
  • UTSW HIV Prevention Team
  • UTSW Human Resources
  • UTSW Internal Medicine - Bariatrics
  • UTSW Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • UTSW Library
  • UTSW Screening for Our Sisters
  • UTSW Simmons Cancer Center
  • UTSW Stroke Program
  • UTSW University Hospitals
  • UTSW Woundostomy
  • ZDB Medical