BATON ROUGE, LA - The Capital Area Transit System (CATS), along with its community partner Healthy Blue, is hosting its 7th annual health fair on Friday, October 16, 2020.
"The health fair is one of our most well-attended community events each year," said CATS CEO Bill Deville. "This year's event will be on a much smaller scale due to Phase 3 provisions and to encourage social distancing as much as possible," Deville continued.
The community event will offer take-home colorectal cancer screening kits provided by Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, educational material will be provided, and Healthy Blue will provide nearly 200 pre-packaged food boxes prepared by Top Box Louisiana. These limited food boxes are on a first-come-first-served basis.
“Healthy Blue continues to support local efforts that address the social drivers of health, including food insecurity, as we all continue to adapt to the ever-changing environment,” said Aaron Lambert, plan president, Healthy Blue. “Healthy Blue remains focused on fostering deeper relationships and developing real-time solutions to meet the critical needs of the local community. Through this support, Healthy Blue will provide meals to families, children, and seniors to ensure access and affordability of healthy meals.”
About Capital Area Transit System
The Capital Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, provides bus service to residents of and visitors to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. CATS is the public transit provider for the Cities of Baton Rouge and Baker and has an average monthly ridership of more than 200,000. The agency covers nearly 7,000 miles daily connecting people to what matters. More information about CATS can be found at www.brcats.com.
About Healthy Blue
Healthy Blue is a managed healthcare provider that has been serving the state since 2012, and currently serves the state’s Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion and LaCHIP programs, and recently includes D-SNP Medicare services. Healthy Blue, a joint venture between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Healthy Blue’s parent company, Anthem Inc., recognizes the challenges low-income and underserved individuals face, and tailors its programs such that health plan members are assured care that is not only accessible but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Healthy Blue provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their healthcare. Also, through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. To learn more about Healthy Blue, visit www.myhealthybluela.com.