Healthy Sundays addresses prevalent medical conditions—such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension— to improve quality of life, decreasing morbidity and mortality. Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, as well as flu shots, are administered throughout the year. Educational materials are provided in Spanish and English, and representatives from community benefit organizations Fidelis Care and United Healthcare, among others, also attend these events.In 2017, 34 free events were held, at which more than 1,700 individuals were screened and 1,200 immunizations were provided, with more than 2,200 in attendance. Nearly 180 CHS personnel volunteered almost 1,000 hours to provide these services. As a result, more than 100 Long Island residents received medical referrals to CHS hospitals or other facilities such as the Bishop McHugh Health Center in Babylon or Hicksville or South Bay Cardiovascular, where they are cared for, regardless of their ability to pay.
"We are so grateful
to all those who volunteered their time participating in the Healthy Sundays event this past weekend for the people in our community."