Group Health Cooperative holds its first Health Fair on April 22, 1978.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 3/03/2006
  • Essay 7670
On April 22, 1978, Group Health Cooperative features its first Health Fair during the annual meeting of that year. The purpose of the Health Fair is to emphasize healthier lifestyles and the idea of taking personal, individual responsibility for disease prevention. This annual meeting also features a day-care center for the children of attendees, another first.

Together these two programs suggested both taking more personal responsibility (for one's own health) and more social responsibility (children are everybody's responsibility).

Sources: Walt Crowley, To Serve the Greatest Number: A History of Group Health Cooperative of Seattle (Seattle: GHC/University of Washington Press, 1995).

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