FLUSHING, NY – Fans taking in the Mets’ game on August 21 against the Colorado Rockies will also get a chance to learn about wellness, health and safety topics through North Shore-LIJ’s annual health fair at the Health Information Team (HIT) site at Citi Field.
The health fair starts at 5 p.m. and will be held both inside and outside of the HIT center, which is located on the field level concourse near the World’s Fare Market. The Katz Institute for Women’s Health will be featured at the HIT site during the game with information about its services. For the kids, the robotic “Andy the Ambulance,” made possible through the state’s Safe Kids’ program supported by the health system’s Office of Community Health, entertains and teaches children about traffic and pedestrian safety. There will also be an opportunity for children and adults alike to ask questions of scientists from the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research and North Shore-LIJ physicians. Also, a cardiologist from the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group’s Garden City’s office will offer tips about keeping your heart healthy.
In addition, Lenox Hill Hospital, the Arthur Smith Institute of Urology and North Shore Hospital’s Trauma, Surgery and Critical Care team will also be featured at the site during the health fair.
This marks the fourth year that North Shore-LIJ is participating in the annual health fair at Citi Field. In addition to the health fair’s activities and information, all of the typical offerings of the HIT center -- open during all Mets’ home games -- will be available during the health fair, including a new display about drowning prevention that also contains concussion information.
The HIT center opened in April 2010 at Citi Field, the first Major League Baseball ballpark with a permanent location for fans to learn about health information during baseball season.