Starting this year, the Grand Valley Health Fair will be an entirely local event.
For the last 30 years it has been associated with the 9Health organization, but Grand Valley Health Fair Officials say they want to reach more of the population and are expanding local partnerships to increase participation by the under-insured.
No date has been released yet for the Grand Valley Health Fair, but it is expected to take place this fall.
Here is the statement from 9Health Fair on Grand Valley Health Fair partnership dissolution:
"We were informed on January 3, 2013 that the Grand Valley Health Fair in Grand Junction will not run in February and March of 2013. The local leaders of this fair informed us via email that they decided to no longer partner with 9Health Fair. After 33 years of partnership and service to your community, we at 9Health Fair are deeply disappointed by this decision and feel a great responsibility to provide health screenings to our loyal participants in the Grand Junction area. We will continue to reach out to their site leaders to see how we might be of assistance in developing a future health fair."
"The closest 9Health Fair is in Rifle, CO, about 60 miles east of Grand Junction. It is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Grand River Medical Center. Please check our website at www.9healthfair.org for the latest information."
James H. Goddard, President and CEO, 9Health Fair