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It’s A Great Time to Be A Dad Celebration

October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy

It's A Great Time To Be A Dad Cincy
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It’s A Great Time To Be A Dad Cincy Celebration features food, Cincinnati Red prizes resources to be the best father ever!


Hosted by Health Care Access Now (HCAN), It’s A Great Time to Be A Dad Cincy Celebration will include a great panel of local leaders who will discuss fatherhood and what it means to put your family first, healthy relationships, parenting tips and raising healthy children. Resources will also be available to learn more about health insurance, finding a doctor, community programs that support men in becoming great Dads and job opportunities. A DJ QFizzle will keep the records spinning while you enjoy door prizes and gifts from the Cincinnati Reds!


It is indeed a great time to be a dad. This event is FREE and open to the public. Fathers, their children and their families are invited to an afternoon of fun, food, and information to support healthy families.


Here is the lineup for It’s A Great Time to Be A Dad Cincy Celebration:

– Judith Warren – Health Care Access Now
– Charley Frank – Cincinnati Reds Executive Director
Senator Cecil Thomas
– Dr. O’Dell Owens as the Keynote Speaker
– Harold Howard – Fatherhood Representatives
– Robert Cummings – Fatherhood Representatives
– Eric Washington – Fatherhood Representatives
– Jerome Wright – Cincinnati Reds Director

Other local leaders include Mayor Cranley, Vice Mayor Smitherman and Councilman Greg Landsman.


Vendors include:

– Talbert House
– ATA College Cincinnati
– Community Action Agency
– Cincinnati Health Department
– Jobs and Family Services
– OhioMeansJobs Center
– Cincinnati Recreation Commission
– Molina
– Buckeye
– Paramount


HCAN CEO Judith Warren says, “African American fathers are the best role model for their children and deserve our support. This event is our way to show our appreciation for them that while we share practical information and have a dialogue to help them be Great Dads! And, we want them to have fun on a Sunday afternoon.


This year’s event made possible by the support of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Cincinnati Reds, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Molina Healthcare and Paramount Advantage Health Plan. To get more information about It’s A Great Time To Be A Dad event or participate as an exhibitor, please contact Alicia Tidwell, HCAN Community Engagement Specialist, at 513-245-4343 or atidwell@healthcareaccesnow.org.


About Health Care Access Now

The mission of Health Care Access Now (HCAN) is to offer consumers support and education as well as work with targeted physicians, health systems and health plans to connect consumers to timely and appropriate care and resolve barriers to care. HCAN was established in 2009 to improve the overall health status of Greater Cincinnati’s most vulnerable residents – those who are likely to have poor health outcomes because they do not have consistent medical care, access to behavioral health care and specialty care and lack support in successfully managing chronic diseases. 

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Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy
2026 E. Seymour Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45237 United States
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