At the two day Youth Health Fair April 23 and 30, more than 50 Wallowa County youths were introduced to the healthcare providers and services available locally.

The event, held from 4-7 p.m. at Winding Waters Clinic and Mountain View Medical Group in Enterprise targeted youth in grades 5-12.

“We want to increase overall adolescent health and wellness, and empower them to seek the care they need,” said Sara Crawford of Building Healthy Families.

Participants visited a number of healthcare stations where they experienced mockups of vaccinations, eye exams, and other screenings.

Some providers distributed information about youth health insurance plans and options, including Medicaid and CHIP programs, mental healthcare, and outdoor programs that build physical stamina.

Local providers represented at the fourth annual event included Winding Waters Clinic, Mountain View Medical Group, Building Healthy Families, Safe Harbors, The Wellness Center, and Wallowa Resources.

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