[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white background and light blue icons that represent health issues. Black text reads "Health Fair" and "February 8 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern." A rounded rectangle with purple-to-orange gradient text above reads "Instagram Live." White text below reads "Sexual Health with Emmett Patterson" and "Bethlehem Area Public Library." Underneath are Instagram icons with the handles @bsclehighvalley and @pabapl. To the right is a white icon of two hands shaking to form a heart. Below are horizontal intersectional Pride stripes. The logos for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, and Women's 5K Classic are in the upper right corner of the graphic.]
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Bethlehem Area Public Library are partnering to present a special virtual health fair via Instagram Live on February 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Attendees can join by searching for the center's Instagram handle on the app: @BSCLehighValley.
The fair's keynote speaker is Emmett Patterson, Associate Director of Building Healthy Online Communities. This event will cover topics on sexual health, including related screenings, the new PrEP guidance, and healthy relationships among LGBTQ+ youth.
This virtual fair will be saved on Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's Instagram page shortly after it ends. Attendees are encouraged to answer a series of questions from the page's Instagram Stories that relate to the fair.
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is partnering with four public libraries and local health experts to deliver trusted information and resources on a variety of health topics through virtual health fairs. Information about the following virtual health fairs is listed below:
February 11 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern in partnership with Parkland Community Library
- Keynote speaker: Vicky Kistler, Director of Allentown Health Bureau
- Primary health topics: COVID-19, respiratory health, and preventative health care
February 17 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern in partnership with Kutztown Community Library
- Keynote speaker: Dr. Christine Haasz, Licensed Psychologist
- Primary health topics: mental health, brave spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and quitting tobacco
February 24 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern in partnership with Eastern Monroe Public Library
- Keynote speaker: Owen Pudliner, Health Enrollment Coordinator at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
- Primary health topics: health insurance, and routine & preventative health care including cancer screenings
This award is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729 at the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
This project was funded in part through a grant from Women’s 5K Classic.
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