Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s MIRA Bus Program Partners with Vail Health and Eagle County Government for Upcoming Health Fair
A Collaborative Effort to Promote Wellness in Our Community during Binational Health Week
The Eagle Valley Community Foundation (EVCF), in collaboration with Vail Health and Eagle County Government, is gearing up to host an exciting and informative health fair as part of the MIRA Bus Program in celebration of Binational Health Week. This event, supported by several nonprofit partners, promises to be a vital resource for residents of Eagle County, offering valuable health and wellness information, services, and much more.
The MIRA Bus Program: A Beacon of Community Health
The MIRA Bus Program, a program of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation, has been at the forefront of community health for years. It has played a pivotal role in improving healthcare accessibility for residents through the Lake Christine Fire, COVID-19 Pandemic, and the continued rising costs of basic healthcare. When it comes to promoting wellness for the people who live and work in Eagle County, MIRA is about taking down barriers, making people feel welcome, providing education about available resources and helping those we serve navigate it all. The MIRA bus is a one-stop integrated and culturally relevant way to connect people to basic health education and screenings, support in applying to public assistance programs, food resources, workforce development, coordination with childhood programming and more. MIRA is relevant and trusted, as resources and services available on MIRA change based on community needs and priorities.
Vail Health and Eagle County Government: Partners in Health
Vail Health, a renowned healthcare provider in the region, brings its expertise in health and wellness to the event providing diabetes testing and general health screenings as well as Medicaid enrollments through their Community Health Program. Eagle County Government’s involvement underscores the importance of community health as a priority for local governance and their teams will be offering flu vaccines at no cost.
Collaboration with Nonprofit Partners
The success of the health fair wouldn’t be possible without the support of several nonprofit organizations that share the same commitment to community well-being. These organizations will be hosting booths and offering valuable resources:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Colorado Child Care Assistance Program For Families(CCCAP)
- Colorado State University Extension
- Eagle County EarlyHeadStart
- Eagle County Paramedic Services
- Eagle County Public Health
- Eagle County Sheriff-Victim Services Unit
- Eagle Valley Behavioral Health
- Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s Elevar
- Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s MIRA Bus
- Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s The Community Market
- Eagle Valley Library District
- Mountain Family Health Centers
- Mountain Pride
- Mountain Recreation
- Northwest Colorado Council of Governments(NWCCOG)
- SpeakUp ReachOut
- Vail Health-Community Health Program
- Vail Health-Injury Prevention
- Vail Valley Waste
- Walking Mountains Science Center-EnergyTeam
- Your Hope Center
What to Expect at the Health Fair
The health fair will feature a wide range of activities and services to promote holistic well-being:
Free Flu Vaccines: Eagle County Public Health will have flu vaccines available. The flu vaccine is vital in protecting public health by reducing the spread of influenza and preventing potentially severe illness and hospitalizations for yourself and others in the community.
Health Screenings: Vail Health will be available for free health screenings, including diabetes testing.
Community Resources: Local healthcare providers and organizations will showcase their services, making it easier for residents to access necessary healthcare resources. MIRA staff will be available to support those who need application assistance or navigating various options.
Kids’ Activities: Partners will have activities for children that will feature fun and educational activities to teach them about the importance of health and wellness including arts and crafts.
Giveaways and Prizes: Attendees will have the chance to win exciting prizes and receive free giveaways from various partners and sponsors, including free food from Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s program, The Community Market.
Free Dinner: As an extra incentive to attend, all those who participate will receive free dinner.
Celebrating Binational Health Week
Binational Health Week was created in 2001 with the objective of raising awareness and responding to the unique health care challenges of Latinos living in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, BHW has evolved into one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population. We are excited to be participating in this annual event!
The health fair will take place on Monday, October 16 from 3-6 PM at Edwards Elementary. Admission is free, and all community members are encouraged to attend- Come Join Us for a Healthier Tomorrow!
This collaborative effort between the Eagle Valley Community Foundation, Vail Health, Eagle County Government, and nonprofit partners exemplifies the dedication to promoting community health and wellness in Eagle County. The health fair promises to be an informative, engaging, and enjoyable event for all attendees. We invite you to join us in making our community healthier, one step at a time.
For more information and updates about the health fair, please visit eaglevalleycf.org or contact Orlando Ortiz at Orlando@eaglevalleycf.org
Don’t miss this opportunity to prioritize your health and well-being!