Danbury Health & Human Services 2024 Health Fair

On Saturday, April 6, about 25 health-related organizations gathered at the Danbury War Memorial to participate in the Health & Human Services 2024 Health Fair.

By Angela Barbosa

Some of the available services included blood pressure screenings (Regional YMCA of Western CT), anemia screenings (RVNA Health), foot checks (Community Health Center), receiving ancestry and simple traits DNA results/Hereditary Disease Risk report/Pharmacogenomics (through "All of Us Research Program"), health insurance information/sign-up (Access Health), healthy food distribution (Daily Bread Food Pantry), therapy dogs (ROAR), mental health resources (McCall Behavioral Health Network), prevention services (Nuvance Health Early Detection and Prevention Program), and more. Also, Lesser Evil donated popcorn for participants to enjoy at the event. 

The health fair was hosted by The City of Danbury Department of Health & Human Services. Approximately 170 individuals attended the health fair.

"We are delighted with the turnout and the positive impact this event has had on our community," stated Fernanda Carvalho, Acting Director of Health for the City of Danbury. "The Health Fair served as a platform for residents to engage with local health organizations, receive important screenings, and learn about available resources to support their well-being."

Attendees had opportunities to win raffle prizes provided by Danbury city partners and community organizations.


Health & Human Services staff.

In the photo with 4, from left to right is Julia Andrade (Public Health Intern), Stephanie Ferguson (Public Health Educator), Molly-Lynn Farquharson (Immunization Outreach Worker), and Katherine Naulaguari (Immunization Outreach Worker).

In the last photo is Franceliz Ovalles (Public Health Intern) and Mollie Needhman (Public Health Assistant).