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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center Host Back to School Health Fair

Physicals/Screenings and Food with Angie Stone and Others Live on Stage

Washington, D.C., August 10, 2016 – Thousands of students attending D.C. Public Schools will receive physicals and be screened for lead and other conditions at D.C.’s largest Back to School Health Fair hosted by Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center (UMC) on Saturday, August 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on UMC’s campus. 

“The 2016 -2017 school year is around the corner and we want to ensure that D.C. Public School students receive their physicals and are ready for classes,” said Tommy Duncan, CEO of Trusted Health Plan.  “We are committed to helping improve the health of District residents and having the opportunity to support our children is where it all begins.”

In addition to physicals, lead screenings, and dental services for school children, adults will be screened for high blood pressure, HIV, diabetes, and have physical exams.  Mammograms will also be provided.

“This is the second year that United Medical Center has partnered with Trusted Health Plan to provide a “Back to School Health Fair” for the city’s students,” said Charletta Washington, Chief Operating Officer at UMC.  “It is a testament to what two organizations committed to raising the bar in healthcare in the community can do by working together.”

There will be no shortage of entertainment at the “Back to School Health Fair” with a bevy of local Go-Go bands on stage with their own unique sounds including Backyard Band; the highly acclaimed all female Go-Go Band, Be’la Dona; Grammy nominated Experience Unlimited, better known as EU, and world renown songstress Angie Stone.  A DJ will also be at the Health Fair to maintain a festive atmosphere.

“We want children and adults to come to the Health Fair to not only be screened and tested for a variety of health conditions, but enjoy themselves in the process,” said Duncan.  “There will be music all day, food, games, and lots of materials to take home to read about health issues.  The most important factor for everyone is to know that everything is absolutely free.”

About Trusted Health Plan:  Trusted Health Plan, Inc. is a minority owned HMO and Managed Care Organization (MCO) that presently services Medicaid and Washington, D.C. Alliance eligible residents, and provides its enrollees with unprecedented access to health care services that will materially improve their health and decrease disparities found within the community.

About United Medical Center:  United Medical Center, an acute care hospital, offers community-based professional healthcare services to the residents of Ward 7, Ward 8 and bordering Prince George’s County communities.  In the past 12 months, the hospital has hired 24 new physicians including cardiologists and other specialists.  The hospital also continues to enhance the technologies that are used to help diagnose and treat illnesses.  United Medical Center was the first hospital in the mid-Atlantic region to offer Microdose, a diagnostic device that provides the lowest dose of radiation for mammograms.  For more information about United Medical Center, visit www.united-medicalcenter.com . Facebook: Twitter: @UMC_DC 

For more information, contact:

David Thompson
United Medical Center

202-574-6954 (office)

Kimberly Brooks
Trusted Health Plan

202-821-1088 (office)