The Sixth Annual Russell County Family Health Expo held on November 4, 2021 at the Lebanon Farmers Market was a success! Several folks drove or walked through the Expo and visited with our amazing vendors and Coalition partners, including Ballad Health, Russell County Public Library, Clinch Valley Community Action Family Crisis Services, People Inc Head Start, Russell County Cooperative Extension, Anthem Healthkeepers, United Healthcare, Molina Healthcare, CASA, Cumberland Mountain CSB Early Intervention and Prevention, Russell County Health Department, and others! Participants received health resource goodie bags with important information and fun treats! Some participants also took the opportunity to get their Moderna COVID booster shot from the Health Department and get trained in Revive to administer Narcan in an opioid overdose situation from CMCSB. Thanks so much to all the Expo participants, vendors, Health Coalition volunteers, and event sponsors, including Ballad Health and the Town of Lebanon. Special thanks to the Coalition's Expo Committee Chair Amy Compton for all her work in organizing this year's event! We are hopeful that the Seventh Annual Family Health Expo next November can be safely moved back indoors and we can return to having fun games, a meal, and more face-to-face interaction between the vendors and participants.
5th Annual Family Health Expo 2020
The Fifth Annual Russell County Family Health Expo was a success! We moved the Expo outdoors to a drive-through format and were blessed with great weather! Nearly 100 participants received pre-assembled resource bags from our agency partners as well as a healthy bag lunch from the Culinary Arts program at the Russell County Career & Technology Center. Cumberland Plateau Health District staff provided free flu shots car-side, and Cumberland Mountain Community Services Prevention Department offered 5-Minute Revive training and free Narcan to save a life in an opioid overdose situation. The Russell County Public Library distributed free books for all ages, and the Marsh Bloodmobile was on hand to collect much needed donations for our local hospitals. Thanks so much to everyone who attended, our amazing Coalition members and agency partners who donated their time and resources, the Russell County Conference Center, the Town of Lebanon, and the Lebanon News! Special thanks to the Health Expo planning committee members and Chair Amy Compton!