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Amerigroup Partners with Texas Black Expo to Provide Free Health Screenings at “Living Strong” Health Pavilion

The Texas Black Expo, the largest African American cultural marketing tradeshow and urban festival in the state of Texas, prides itself in not only offering the best in first-rate entertainment, family-friendly fun, empowering seminars, and opportunities for businesses to grow through marketing and selling their products and services to a key consumer market, but it is committed to providing opportunities for individual health and betterment to those in the community. To this end, for the fifth consecutive year, the Texas Black Expo will offer its “Living Strong” Health & Wellness Pavilion, sponsored by Amerigroup, which will offer free health screenings to all Expo patrons.

Driven by a mission to provide Real Solutions for members who need a little help by making the health care system work better while keeping it more affordable for taxpayers, Amerigroup’s only business is managing publicly-funded health programs for our nation’s most vulnerable. The company manages Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, ABD and Long-Term Care programs covering approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states and is proud to support is state partners as they build on health care reform’s opportunities to expand access to coverage by improving care and lowering costs.

Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, Amerigroup serves more than 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 20 states, making them the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. In sponsoring the Texas Black Expo’s Living Strong Health & Wellness Pavilion, Amerigroup continues its goal of making health and wellness accessible to all people, as all Expo patrons, regardless of insurance coverage status, age, ethnicity or background, will be provided with full health screenings free of charge. Health screenings available are scheduled to include rapid-result HIV tests, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, hearing, vision, dental, among others.

“As we are committed to making healthcare accessible to all people, we are elated to partner with the Texas Black Expo during its 10th anniversary year to help provide access to a variety of health screenings for everyone who attends the Expo, regardless of ability to pay,” says Martha Kennerson, Vice President of Marketing. “Through immediate results of on-site screenings at the Expo and through consulting with the team of health care professionals that will present to answer guests’ most pressing health and wellness questions, many people are sure to learn life-saving and wellness-enhancing information about themselves that can increase their longevity and lead to a better quality of life. These are values that Amerigroup promotes throughout the nation with its millions of members, and we are proud to advance them at the 2013 Texas Black Expo.”

The Texas Black Expo Juneteenth Summer Celebration will be held June 21 – 23, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center (Hall A). The event provides an opportunity for business owners on all levels to network and display their goods and services to a diverse audience. Further, the Texas Black Expo will offer FREE Expo admission to all guests at the Expo tradeshow and thus anticipates more than 15,000 attendees throughout the course of the weekend. Expo activities will include a hair show, a health fair, a real estate forum, a college fair and youth summit, a Saturday Old School Hip-Hop and R&B Concert at Discovery Green (ticketed event), a 10-year anniversary celebration (ticketed event) and a dynamic Sunday gospel explosion.

The Texas Black Expo is a popular business and consumer regional event attracting thousands in recent years to Houston, a business-friendly city recognized as one of the country’s top five markets for African Americans to live, work, and own their own business. The Texas Black Expo’s Juneteenth Summer Celebration is the largest African American consumer marketing tradeshow and urban festival in the state.

The Texas Black Expo encourages our neighbors around the state of Texas and Louisiana to visit Houston and the Texas Black Expo. For vendor and visitor information, links to official hotels, and tickets, please visit www.texasblackexpo.com.

 

Media Contact: Shannon Williams

Phone: 713-551-8722

Fax: 832-615-3065

Email: info@texasblackexpo.com

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