KwanzaaFest 2018 - 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 now more than 35,000 health screenings! HealthFest provides free services with an equivalent reaching over $450,000 in free healthcare. This offers a value-based return of 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; 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.

Healthfest 2018 Services

  • Adult Flu Shots
  • All of Us Research Education & Recruitment
  • Ask-a-Doc
  • Ask-a-Nurse
  • Asthma Awareness & Education
  • Asthma Screening
  • Asthma Medical Consultation
  • Behavioral Health Awareness
  • Behavioral Health Programs
  • Blood Cancers Awareness (e.g. Leukemia)
  • Blood Cancers Donor Outreach
  • Blood Pressure Evaluation
  • Body/Mass Index Screening
  • Breast Cancer Education
  • Burn Prevention Outreach
  • Cancer Awareness & Education
  • Chiropractic Nerve Assessments
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Education
  • Clinical Trials Outreach
  • Colorectal Cancer Education
  • Condom Clinic
  • Condom Distribution
  • CPR Demonstration
  • Crisis Energy Assistance Program Outreach
  • Dental Screening
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Farm Stand Produce Give Away
  • Fluoride Varnish Applications
  • Gestational Diabetes Risk Assessment
  • Glucose Testing/Screening
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Health Access Information
  • Health Center Patient Registration
  • Health Education including Family Planning
  • Health Survey
  • Health Tracker
  • Healthy Eating Tips/Cooking Demonstration
  • Healthy Recipe Demonstrations
  • Healthy Start Program Awareness
  • Heart Disease Awareness
  • Height/Weight Assessment
  • Hepatitis C Education & Awareness
  • Hepatitis C Risk Assessment
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Screening
  • HIV Prevention Education
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization Information
  • Home Loan Program Outreach
  • Injury Prevention Education
  • K(NO)W HIV Education Campaign
  • Kidney Disease Resources Information
  • Kidney Screening Risk Assessment
  • Lactation Clinic Outreach
  • Linkage to Medical Care
  • Lung Screening
  • Mammogram Screening (Saturday)
  • Men's Health Outreach
  • Mental Health Outreach
  • Mental Health Program Information
  • Micro-Albumin Screening
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Nursing Consultations
  • Older Adult Program Awareness
  • Oral Health Care Education
  • Pancreatic Cancer Education
  • Parkland My Chart Enrollment
  • Parkland Patient Financial Assistance
  • Parkland Registration
  • Pharmacy Service Education
  • Poison Control Education
  • PrEP Education
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Real Time Health Information Discovery
  • Research Information
  • Ryan White Planning Council Outreach
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Exam
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Outreach
  • South Dallas AIDS Walk Program Outreach
  • Substance Use Disorder Awareness/Outreach
  • Substance Use Disorder Program Information
  • Syphilis Prevention Education
  • Syphilis Testing/Screening
  • TB Prevention and Treatment Education
  • TB Questionnaire
  • Tobacco Cessation Education
  • Trichinosis Screening
  • Vascular Foot Screening
  • Victim Intervention Program
  • Water Preservation Education
  • Weatherization Program Outreach
  • Women & Infants Specialty Health Program

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

PARTICIPATING VENDORS

  • AARP
  • All of Us Research/NIH
  • Asthma Chasers
  • Avita Pharmacy
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Be the Match
  • Charlton Methodist Health Center
  • Chef Andrea Piper
  • Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Children on the Mend
  • Children's Health
  • City of Dallas Water Utilities
  • City of Dallas WIC Program
  • CTC Chiropractic
  • Dallas Family Access Network
  • Dallas Healthy Start
  • DCHHS Crisis Energy Assistance Program
  • DCHHS Home Loan Program
  • DCHHS Immunizations
  • DCHHS Older Adult Program
  • DCHHS Public Health Preparedness
  • DCHHS Ryan White Planning Council
  • DCHHS STD/HIV
  • DCHHS Tuberculosis Department
  • DCHHS Weatherization
  • DCT LiveWell
  • Foremost Family Health System
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Long's Drugs, Inc.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
  • North Texas Poison Control
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Parkland HHS Burn Unit
  • Parkland HHS Comprehensive Breast Center
  • Parkland HHS Global Diabetes Program
  • Parkland HHS Injury Prevention Center
  • Parkland HHS Mammography Unit
  • Parkland HHS Medical Services
  • Parkland HHS Patient Financial Assistance
  • Prism Health North Texas Clinical Trials
  • Prism Health North Texas Project Connect
  • Prism Health North Texas Project Inspire+
  • Prism Health North Texas Project STEP
  • South Dallas AIDS Walk
  • Susan G. Komen Dallas Affiliate
  • Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
  • Texas Health Resources
  • TMF Health Quality Institute
  • UT Southwestern Cancer Center
  • UT Southwestern Clinical Sciences
  • UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine
  • UT Southwestern Library
  • UTSW Physician Assistant Studies
  • UTSW Sister to Sister Program
  • UTSW Stroke Program
  • UTSW Wound Care Clinic
  • Victims Intervention Program/Rape Crisis Center
  • Women & Infants Specialty Health Program