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MRH Community Health Fair offers resources for patients in Moffat County

A healthy dose of learning was part of the prescription for a healthy life at the annual community health fair Saturday, April 13 at Memorial Regional Health.

Representatives for doTerra and the Natural Health Care Center offered information as part of the MRH community health fair held Saturday morning.
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People young and old were able to discuss blood panel results with a medical provider, visited more than 20 educational booths on healthy living, dropped old medications off at the drug take-back booth, choose their favorite children’s artwork, and attend a talk by a doctor.

Visitors to the health fair helped to select their favorite children’s artwork.
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The MRH Home Health and Hospice team are now able to provide services to most patients including those who are on Medicare, said Director Kristine Cooper.

MRH Director of Home Health and Hospice Kristine Cooper, left, and next to her, MRH Population Health Director Paula Davison provide Moffat County resident Arloa Gerber with information about their programs.
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She also wanted people to know about the Lifeline program.

“We have a free 60-day subscription for qualified patients, people over the age of 65 who are at risk of falls,” she said.

At the MRH Population Health station, Director Paula Davison explained how her team uses data to determine what kinds of service is needed in the community. Her team also assists with care coordination that aids in scheduling across multiple providers, locating medical equipment when needed, assisting with medical paperwork, developing care plans and acting as a centralized point of contact.

The team is also able to provide transportation. Through grant programs, they connect people who need it with food assistance and free or low-cost screenings such as breast and cervical cancer screenings offered to eligible women. They are also helping with the second annual Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Seminar to be held in Craig and Steamboat Springs in June.

Dan Bingham helps handout test kits at the Open Heart Advocates booth.
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The team from Open Heart Advocates provided free GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate) and Ketamine test strips to women stopping by the booth. Both drugs, known as date rape drugs, are colorless, odorless and tasteless, making them almost impossible to detect without chemical testing.

Representatives from the Natural Health Care Center, Wakaya, doTerra, and Juice Plus were on hand to describe healthy living services and products.

Allison Cutler and Karen Cattoor represent Wakaya wellness products.
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Members of the Senior Social Center were also at the fair to connect seniors with the program providing active adults, age 55 and above, opportunities to achieve their greatest physical, social and emotional health potential.

Bill Booker explains the benefits of belonging to the Senior Social Center.
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The annual health fair began in March with blood draws and discounted tests as an affordable way for many people to complete an annual check of their health.