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16TH ANNUAL “HEALTHY KIDS DAY” PROVIDES FREE HEALTH SERVICES AND RESOURCES

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Thousands of Sacramento families to receive flu shots, health screenings, coverage assistance, a no-cost Farmers’ Market, and more

SACRAMENTO, CA (Dec. 6, 2016) – Sacramento Covered, the area’s leading health care navigation and enrollment assistance organization, hosts its 16th Annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, December 10 at Sleep Train Arena.  This event draws thousands of area residents and offers FREE flu shots, dental and vision screenings, a farmer’s market and other health-related services to children and adults.

To support its mission of connecting people to health care coverage and primary and preventative care, Sacramento Covered hosts this large-scale event annually to bring health resources directly to the community.

“We know that having coverage does not always mean having access to health care.  Healthy Kids Day is an exciting, hands-on representation of our work to bridge the gap between coverage and access and inspires families to stay healthy.  It serves as an reminder that we are here to assist area residents overcome barriers to care and help improve the health of our community,” said Sacramento Covered Chief Executive Officer Kelly Bennett.

“We encourage everyone to attend and take advantage of the great health services and resources that will be available – free of cost,” Bennett added.

All attendees can receive free health services including: flu shots, health, dental, and vision screenings, health care enrollment assistance, and access to a farmer’s market of fresh and organic produce, provided the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. In addition to a variety of health services, the event offers a strong line-up of multi-cultural entertainment, including performances by the Sacramento Kings Dancers, TAT2, Ntxhais Ntshiab Si, Robinson’s Taekwondo, Zumba with Kelly Chavez, and Los Alteños Grupo Folklórico.

Healthy Kids Day is made possible through the support of sponsors like the  Sacramento Kings, Dignity Health,  Kaiser Permanente Thrive, Sutter Health and UC Davis Hospital, along with many other community partners.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena (One Sports Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95834). Free Transportation from select locations will be provided to the event, parking is free.

Sacramento Covered is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the overall health of area residents by connecting them to primary and preventative care, and other needed resources.  Through one-on-one assistance, Sacramento Covered helps the uninsured, newly insured and underserved in our community overcome barriers to accessing health care.

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