Colorado’s Largest Celebration of Health
While traveling the country in the late 1970s, physician John F. Brensike observed a high-level of interest for screening services. He noted very few screenings were available and the quality varied, but more importantly, there was no mechanism to provide health education and medical follow-up to the community.
Dr. Brensike was passionate about promoting preventative health maintenance and established the National Health Screening Council for Volunteer Organizations (NHSCVO). Through this organization, the health fair concept was born and presented to interested communities across the nation.
In Colorado, the president of KBTV Channel 9 (currently 9NEWS) recognized the value to the community and agreed to provide financial and media support to launch the first 9Health Fair in 1980.
9Health Fair is the largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health, wellness and prevention effort in the nation. Our mission is to raise health awareness and provide people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their health. Thanks to the support of more than 16,000 statewide volunteers, we’ve helped save thousands of lives by providing free and low-cost screenings and health education. Since inception, we’ve proudly impacted more than 1.7 million individuals who took the time to learn more about their health and take control of their lives.