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Magnolia Health to Sponsor Health Fair at Mayor's Gospel Competition on Sept. 15

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Magnolia Health to Sponsor Health Fair at Mayor's Gospel Competition on Sept. 15

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JACKSON, Miss., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnolia Health, a leading provider of health care coverage that improves care across Mississippi, announced today that it will be hosting a city-wide health fair on Sept. 15 in conjunction with Mayor Lumumba's Task Force for a Healthier Jackson's Voices for Health Gospel Choir Competition.

Magnolia Health will be providing health education materials, EPSDT screenings for school-aged children, and checking member records for care gaps and answering health-related questions. The City of Jackson is partnering with hospitals and other agencies to provide additional health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI for adults.

"Mississippi is far above the national average in its rate of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other diseases that shorten lifespan and reduce the quality of life," said Becky Waterer, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, MED-Pharmacy for Magnolia Health. "We are honored to be part of such a beneficial event to promote good health and showcase the great talent the community of Jackson has to offer."

"The Mayor's City-wide Health Fair is designed to attract people who don't ordinarily attend health events to get screenings and health education," said Timothy Quinn, MD, Chair of Mayor Lumumba's Medical Task Force for a Healthier Jackson.

Jackson-area gospel choirs interested in competing in the preliminary round must text their contact information to: 769-666-9021, no later than Friday, August 3. The pre-qualification round will be hosted by Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson on Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Six finalists will go on to compete in the final round on Saturday, September 15, at the Jackson Convention Center. The Grand Prize winner will named the Best Gospel Choir in Jackson and will receive a $2,000 prize.

About Magnolia Health
Magnolia Health is a long-term solution to help the state of Mississippi enhance care for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients, while most effectively managing taxpayer dollars. A physician-driven, Mississippi-based Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), Magnolia is backed by its parent company, Centene Corporation (Centene). Centene has more than 30 years of experience in Medicaid, CHIP and other government-funded programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and long-term care. For more information about Magnolia, visit www.magnoliahealthplan.com.

 

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