PITTSBURGH, PA (September 9, 2015) – Healthy Together’s outreach campaign March Pittsburgh, featuring members of the River City Brass Band, Slide Worldwide Brass Band, and the eight-foot-tall (yet oddly huggable) Enroll-O-Bot mascot, is launching the summer’s final March Pittsburgh events. The marches are slated for the Hill District’s Health and Wellness Weekend on September 11 and 12 at Thelma Lovette YMCA and Kennard Playground (Reed Street at Kirkpatrick Street). These events are the last chance to see Enroll-o-Bot with his band of musicians.
Through March Pittsburgh events, Healthy Together has directly reached 1,000 people in an effort to educate them about their healthcare coverage options. Many of those who have been reached have been directed to and taken advantage of healthcare coverage enrollment assistance provided through Healthy Together. Since the Healthy Together effort began, thousands of City of Pittsburgh residents have been educated about the campaign and healthcare coverage.
The tuneful March Pittsburgh troupe led “second line parades” of kazoo-blowing, pots-and-pans-banging neighborhood children and parents all summer-long, starting on July 16 in Northview Heights and spreading the “Get Enrolled Pittsburgh” word through Homewood, Beechview, Spring Hill, Brookline, Oakland, Chartiers, and Stanton Heights.
“With the help of so many great community and corporate partners, we made significant progress in getting the word out about healthcare options this summer,” said Mayor William Peduto. “But we have more work to do. March Pittsburgh may be winding down, but our efforts to get more of our youngest residents covered are just getting started.”
March Pittsburgh is supported by UPMC Health Plan. Healthy Together, a program of Live Well Pittsburgh, is funded by a grant from the National League of Cities and is led by a partnership comprising the City of Pittsburgh, Allies for Children, Consumer Health Coalition, Allegheny County Health Department, and Enroll America. Live Well Pittsburgh is an initiative of Live Well Allegheny.
Enrollment information is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.getenrolledpgh.com. The latest photos and videos are posted at www.facebook.com/healthytogetherpgh.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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