I was like a kid in a candy store, sure I was there to cover the story. But I was also there to partake in the free goodies that were on hand.
I got a chance to speak with LaVette Jamison-Hamilton, she is the Outreach Marketing Representative for Care STL Health. She spoke about the importance of getting vaccinations for Covid-19, the Flu and other issues, in which disparity plays a part in blacks being left behind.
MoNetwork Director of RCC Programming, Pam Shaw, CPS, was available to discuss Harm reduction, recovery, support, and reform. MoNetwork is working for real change for those suffering from substance abuse disorder.
MoNetwork also handed out Narcan Nasal Spray, which is used for anyone who is suffering from suspected Opioid overdoses.
Williams and Associates, Inc., is a St. Louis based organization, that provides public health education, prevention, wellness, and treatment interventions. They also advise on minority health disparities.
Others noted organizations at the out door health fair:
The St. Louis Public Library
Tyrunne Johnson-Public Health Coordinator, St. Louis County Public Health
St. Louis STI/HIV Prevention Training Center
And of course the sponsor of the event Novus:
Current services includes, Primary Medical Care, Specialty Care (HIV & Hepatitis), Sexually transmitted Infection, Psychiatric Assessments, Behavioral/Mental Health Counseling, Massage Theraphy, Case Management, On-site Pharmacy Services and Medicaid Enrollment Assistance.
Their motto is “Healthier living starts with us.”
Taco ’bout Novus Health, May 18th, at Mission Taco Joint, Kirkwood, MO.
Novus staff will be on site from 5-7 p.m.RSVP by May 17th, for a complimentary drink.
Give STLday.org, powered by St. Louis Community Foundation-celebrating 10 years. Save the date, May 10th, 12 a.m., to May 11th, 10 a.m.
Novus’ goal is to raise $2,000!
I would like to thank Novus for inviting the Argus St. Louis media team, and I look forward to more events coming in the future.Stay informed and stay healthy!
Snap-shots by The Newsletter ’05