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Health Partners Event, Created by PBPRS Members, Wins National Award

Health Partners recently received a Cultural Competency Award from the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Center’s for Best Practices for its annual Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair. The annual event was created by Health Partners’ Senior Community Relations Specialist Tasyhra Ayers and Communications and Public Affairs Supervisor Felicia Phillips, both PBPRS members.

The Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair is a faith-based event that was developed as a creative way to educate Health Partners members while utilizing the opportunity to promote healthy living through dance. The free event attracts thousands of people annually and is comprised of a pre-showcase health fair and performances by praise dancers from local churches in the Greater Philadelphia region and some of the top artists in the gospel industry.

Health Partners, a not-for-profit health plan, received the Cultural Competency award at the MHPA Best Practices Awards Forum in Washington, D.C. MHPA is a policy and advocacy national trade organization which supports the needs of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) across the country. The MHPA Center for Best Practices is a subsidiary which highlights the member MCO’s that creatively control costs, as well as improves access and delivery of quality health care for its members. This national award recognizing outstanding cross-cultural programs was among several categories presented by MHPA for innovative best practices that improve the health of Medicaid beneficiaries.

PBPRS commends Felicia, Tashyra and Health Partners for their continuous success in promoting healthy lifestyles in minority communities. Congratulations on this national recognition!

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