EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Continuing her mission of helping provide affordable and accessible health care for Metro East families, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, partnered with the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) and Touchette Regional Hospital to host a health fair last Saturday to help serve local families with their health care needs and services.
“Ensuring that our families, the elderly, and local children are able to receive quality health care that they need and deserve is one of my top priorities as state representative,” said Greenwood. “This fair not only helped provide information about local services, but helped keep people well through preventative care. The Illinois Public Health Association was able to provide more than $180,000 worth of vaccinations and flu shots at our health fair to the East Side Clinic, so that local people and families can stay healthy.”
Greenwood hosted her health fair to provide preventative screenings, vaccinations, and other critical health services to families last Saturday at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Community Center in East St. Louis. IPHA provided vaccinations to help combat the lack of access to health care routinely faced by many families in the community.
“Ultimately, services like these save local families money in the long run by helping to avoid doctor’s appointments after falling ill, which can be expensive and time consuming,” said Greenwood. “I want to thank all the organizations and providers that partnered with me, including IPHA and Touchette, for their work in keeping families safe and healthy. I look forward to continuing my work to ensure that all people across our communities have access to quality and affordable health care.”