Prohealth Care Introduces PHamily Circle Community Wellness Initiatives


ProHEALTH Care, the largest independent, physician-run health system in the Northeast, announces a new program, PHamily Circle, a community health and charitable giving initiative rooted in Fundraising, Awareness and Medicine.

As ProHEALTH Care is committed to keeping its patients and the community it serves healthy, the new PHamily Circle initiative provides wellness education, health programs, and medical screenings to the community. Each year, PHamily Circle will highlight a wellness topic to raise awareness. This year’s annual focus is on women’s health; PHamily Circle is #ProWOMAN and will kick off with a Women’s Health Fair in May.  Another important component of the PHamily Circle program is fundraising and PHamily Circle will fundraise for local charities.

The new PHamily Circle initiative is part of President and CEO Dr. Zeyad Baker’s 2019 agenda of patient-centric programs designed to dramatically improve the patient’s experience and make healthcare more accessible.

“It isn’t enough to focus on patients when they are sick,” said Dr. Baker. “We need to educate our community on prevention and early detection. ProHEALTH Care will continuously offer new programs that address a variety of medical questions and concerns. We want to empower our patients to take control of their health and the health of their families.” 

PHamily Circle aspires to serve its community by extending ProHEALTH’s specialized care outside of the exam room. PHamily Circle will host three events in 2019 dedicated to improving women’s health and promoting women’s wellness. Each of the programs will offer the opportunity to fundraise and give back to a local charity, raise awareness about a health concern impacting the community, and provide community health programs such as health screenings.

The first event, the Women’s Health Expo, will be held on May 11, at Adelphi University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Women’s Health Expo will be hosted in partnership with ProHEALTH’s “Women in Medicine,” a committee of ProHEALTH’s female physicians. The cost of the event is $15 (of which a portion will be donated) and includes a full day of programs and activities including:

  • Special seminars lead by ProHEALTH Care’s Women in medicine from varying specialties
  • Free health screenings
  • More than 10 booths and exhibits
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Fitness classes and guided meditation
  • A special guest appearance and “meet & greet” opportunity with actress Monique Gabriela Curnen
  • And more!

The goal of the health expo is to bring women together, provide an opportunity for women to learn about health topics that appeal to them, and for women to feel empowered to take control of their health. Attendees will learn how the implementation of healthy behaviors such as routine health screening can have dramatic effects on their overall health. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to local charities, to be announced later in the year. Other PHamily Circle events will also be announced later in the year.

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