Access to regular health care is essential for identifying cancer and other illnesses early in disease progression and to ensure greater quality of life. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) regularly hosts health days in communities across New Mexico to provide information about good health and deliver no-cost, preventive health screenings and assessments to those in need.
On Saturday, Aug. 19, more than 250 community members visited a BCBSNM health day at the Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“We want to make sure people are aware that even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, cancer could be growing. We advocate for early detection and part of that is getting screened.”
— Sean Etsitty, community engagement specialist, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Visitors enjoyed Rainbow Snow shaved ice as they toured mobile museum, Wonder on Wheels, and visited the information and resource tables of more than a dozen community organizations, including La Familia Medical Center, Native Health Initiative, New Mexico Human Services Department and the Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement.
BCBSNM’s next community health day will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Chavez and Lincoln Counties in Roswell, New Mexico on Nov. 4, 2023.