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‘Ohana Helps Thousands Across Hawaii Access Free Health Education And Screening
Has Provided Free Health Care To More Than 12,000 Hawaii Residents Over The Past Three Years
The screenings that will be offered during the upcoming events include vision, blood pressure, memory, hepatitis risk and kidney health. Counselors will also be present to offer health education about topics such as smoking cessation, depression, women’s health, family caregiving, post-traumatic stress disorder and insurance options.
“Over the past three years, this program has provided free health care to more than 12,000 people across all six major Hawaiian Islands,” said Annie Hiller, co-founder of WE … a hui for health. “With ‘Ohana’s support and participation, we hope to reach thousands more to let them know where they stand with their health, and what they need to do to become and stay healthy.”
WE … a hui for health wellness event dates and Hawaii Island locations for the remainder of the month are:
· Sept. 19: Hilo County Fair; 5:30 – 9 p.m.
· Sept. 20: Hilo County Fair; 5:30 – 9 p.m.
· Sept. 21: Hilo County Fair; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
· Sept. 22: Parker Ranch Shopping Center; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
· Sept. 26: Honaka’a Salvation Army; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
· Sept. 27: Kona Salvation Army; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
· Sept. 28: Kona Lanihau Center; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
· Sept. 29: Waikoloa Village Association (tennis courts); 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information about WE … a hui for health, contact Annie Hiller at 808-282-2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of June 30, 2013, ‘Ohana serves approximately 8,000 Medicare Advantage plan members, 35,000 Medicaid plan members and 1,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members across the state of Hawaii.
About ‘Ohana Health Plan
‘Ohana is a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc. WellCare provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2013. ‘Ohana has been able to take WellCare’s national experience and develop an ‘Ohana care model that addresses local members’ health care and health coordination needs.For more information about ‘Ohana, please visit the company's website at www.ohanahealthplan.com.