The FREE Fort Wayne Community Health & Resource Fair brings health and access directly to the Fort Wayne community. Join us for loads of health and wellness information, healthy food samples, fitness sessions and health screenings for kids and adults alike!
Date: Thursday, April 13 Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Renaissance Pointe YMCA | 2323 Bowser Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
Get free screenings and information
Super Shot vaccine clinic
Wellness and oral health screenings
Exercise sessions & fitness trainers available
Free smoke detectors
Bike and scooters raffles and much more!
At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we make sure our members get healthy and stay healthy. We’re committed to providing access to high quality care, delivering value to our providers and helping improve the health of communities. Every day, we strive to simplify and innovate the health care experience for those we serve.
CareSource is nationally recognized for leading the industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. The company’s managed care business model was founded in 1989 and today CareSource is one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, the company has built a legacy of providing quality health care coverage for Medicaid consumers. In addition to Medicaid coverage, CareSource has a diverse offering of insurance plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The company also offers Medicare Advantage plans that help consumers close the gap of coverage as they age. CareSource serves more than 2 million members across six states supported by a growing workforce of 4,500.
The CareSource mission of making a lasting difference in members’ lives by improving their health and well-being was the catalyst for developing several programs that target the social determinants of health. The CareSource Life Services® program is designed to enhance the economic outcome of Medicaid members by addressing their unique needs through life coaching, access to resources and job opportunities. Life Services is widely recognized in the managed care industry for partnering with community agencies on behalf of members in order to reduce dependency on governmental services.
In the battle against the opioid epidemic, CareSource has launched a multifaceted approach to decrease opioids and increase access to treatment. This effort includes an award-winning prescriber outreach program in addition to pharmacy edits and pharmacy lock-in which have resulted in a significant reduction in opioid prescriptions. CareSource supports members seeking treatment with an integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program that is grounded in a strong and expanding provider network and committed to providing access to quality care.
CareSource’s holistic model of care breaks down the hurdles of clinical treatment and social qualities that can lead to reduced health outcomes. Our members are more than a name on computer screen or a number in a statistic. Our regional, community-based multi-disciplinary care management teams comb through the data and social aspects that could affect physical, mental, and psychosocial health and integrates insights into how to improve the health and overall well-being of our members and the populations we serve.
At CareSource, our mission is one we take to heart. In fact, we call our mission our “heartbeat.” It is the essence of our company, and our unwavering dedication to it is a hallmark of our success.
CHC is an initiative collaborating with community partners to create a system of care where all kids in Allen County are physically, mentally, spiritually healthy, and educated to their highest potential through 3 strategic initiatives:
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Well Child Checks
Academic Enrichment & Support
CHC will share how to adopt and practice the9-Healthy Habits daily and weekly. The lifestyle initiative empowers kids and families to select healthier options:
Sign up for the 2022 Fort4Fitness Winter Wonder Dash 2K or 5K, and get ready to experience one of Fort Wayne's favorite holiday traditions!
Every year, Blue Jacket, Inc. sets up beautiful holiday light displays throughout Franke Park for folks to drive through and enjoy. Fort4Fitness participants have special access to walk or run through the lights before the Blue Jacket drive-through event opens to the public! Gather a group of loved ones and create unforgettable, fun holiday memories as you take in the 120+ brilliant light displays.
Continuing with the mission of saving lives, and property, SPOTZ the Fire Dog and the Fort Wayne Fire Department will be passing out smoke detectors to those in need. FWFD will also be issuing free fire safety activity books for all ages.
Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms! Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half! Install smoke alarms in your house to protect you and your family!
Enjoy learning how many consecutive push-ups you can do at our push-up counter station which records your score, speak with a FWPD recruiter about career opportunities at the police department, and learn what it takes to become a police officer.
All kids will receive a fun sticker and younger kids will learn why doing well in school is important to paving the wave to becoming an officer. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our “why” behind being a Fort Wayne police officer is so rewarding.
At Indiana Physical Therapy our expert staff has a wealth of industry experience and rehabilitation knowledge to help get you through your injury. If you're down due to pain, it's time to come see us at any of our 21 clinic locations across Indiana.
We're open 7AM-7PM, accept all insurances, and there's no referral needed! Let us help you get back up to speed!
Indiana University Fort Wayne prepares outstanding health professionals to be clinicians, educators, researchers and leading innovators promoting high quality physical, mental and oral health care for local, regional, national and global communities, advancing social justice for the health care needs of all persons. Learn more about our 12 degrees and programs, as well as our latest campus initiatives. Those interested in applying to IU Fort Wayne can also learn about our admissions process.
The IU Fort Wayne School of Dentistry will have 3 stations:
hand hygiene instructions
oral hygiene education to children
oral hygiene education and oral screenings to adults
We have children’s toothbrushes along with sample size toothpastes. We also have coloring or activity pages to take come.
The Fairbanks School of Public Health will be sponsoring a trivia booth to help you test your knowledge of public health, health policy, and health services management. Stop by and challenge your friends to a healthcare system knowledge showdown, or just learn a bit more about all of the things we do here at Fairbanks.
Body Comp Analysis
Using bio impedance analysis technology, we will provide participants with muscle mass and body fat biometrics. We will also conduct hip to waist and body mass index measurements. All biometric results will be accompanied with an easy-to-follow guide and important tips for promoting musculoskeletal health! We will have people at the booth available to help you understand results and health maintenance and enhancement techniques.
At the wellness booth, participants will receive information about mental health and guidance on how to promote healthful mental hygiene. Participants will create stress reduction and prevention plans by identifying common stressors and choosing an evidence-based stress reduction/prevention technique for each identified stressor.
Have you ever wondered about the health of your bones? IU Fort Wayne Medical Imaging will be providing education on the ways you can support your overall bone health.
Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne students will be providing education on stroke and skin cancer prevention, will be conducting blood pressure checks, promoting the National Bone Marrow Match Program, and will have lots of fun giveaways!
IU School of Social Work faculty and staff will share tip sheets for managing stress, engaging in self-care when you don’t have time for self-care, and tips for managing holiday stress. We’ll share the 8 Dimensions of Wellness handout and a worksheet for you to assess your own wellness.
Also, participants will how to make their own stress ball! The activity is great for kids and adults alike and each participant will be able to create their own stress ball.
McMillen Health is a nonprofit organization that specializes in preventive health education to students of any age, ability, and background. Since 1981, McMillen has grown in size and capability while now offering over 250 programs on a variety of health topics including nutrition, mental health, dental health, and more! In 2021, McMillen launched their Healthy Tomorrow app which is a free resource for pregnant or recently pregnant women who struggle with opioid use disorder. The app has expanded its reach to provide educational resources for all parents looking for easily digestible information to help keep them and their babies healthy. Visit McMillen Health's booth to learn more about Healthy Tomorrow.
Miss Independent is a 'girls-only' program for middle and high school students focusing on career exploration, self-confidence, and self-care. This is a time where girls can relax, have great discussions with their peers, and most importantly, have fun! Here are the current and upcoming Miss Independent Sessions:
Location: Central YMCA
Dates: September 20th, 2022 - November 8th, 2022
Location: Central YMCA
Dates: April 11th, 2023 - May 30th 2023
Location: Central YMCA
Cost: $5 - T-Shirt and Dinner included
Dates: July 30th, 2023
If you are interested in volunteering, know someone who would like to attend, or would like to have the program at your organization, contact Sarah Neace at email@example.com or 260-760-6750.
Are you looking for affordable healthcare with experienced providers who put the community first? Look no further than Neighborhood Health, we provide access to quality health services where everyone is cared for with compassion and respect.
Stop Suicide Northeast Indiana is a coalition of stakeholders who seek to raise awareness and take action to stop suicide. We provide educational resources (toolkits), training/education, and collaborate on special projects to address suicide in northeast Indiana.
Protect yourself against seasonal influenza and COVID-19!
Super Shot will be offering flu immunizations for everyone 6 months and older, as well as the Pfizer COVID-19 Bivalent booster to patients 5 years and older.
FluMist (nasal spray) available for individuals ages 2 – 49.
Injectable Quadrivalent flu vaccine available for individuals 6 months and older.
High-Dose Quadrivalent flu vaccine available for individuals 65 and older with insurance.
A parent or guardian must be present if the child is under 18 years old
You should bring:
An insurance card if you have one
A form of ID
We ask for a $15 administration fee per vaccine for those without insurance, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
SCAN’s mission is to protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families and educate our community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.
At the Fort Wayne Health & Resource Fair, we will be educating the importance of infants sleeping on their backs with our safe sleep doll.
In addition, we will be talking about all the services SCAN offers including free prevention education, other prevention and intervention programs, and promoting the Allen County Prevent Child Abuse Council.
Voice is a nonprofit youth empowerment group that promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle. Our mission is to engage, empower, and educate youths to stand up against the manipulation of big tobacco companies targeting them by planning and executing National Days of Action events. We recruit youths between the ages of 13-18 who are able to advocate for tobacco prevention to their peers through Voice-branded events.
WeFam will be giving away vouchers for free haircuts to build self-esteem. Vouchers can be redeemed at local barbershops listed on the back of each voucher.
For over 50 years, Wellspring has placed high value on respecting the dignity of every unique and valuable individual it serves. Learn more about our food bank, clothing bank and mental, physcial, social and spirtual health, and community resources.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne will provide information on the benefits of becoming a Y member as well as the many programs we offer that caters to everyone of all ages.