Community Health Fair

About the Event

The Rappahannock Area YMCA & Mary Washington Healthcare both exist to improve the health of the people within our communities. We have long served the Fredericksburg region with programs and services focused on the health and wellness of its residents. Although we are unable to provide our larger in-person fairs as the pandemic continues, we are committed to providing opportunities to strengthen and promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Event Dates:

November 12th: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (virtual)
November 13th: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (In person, at all YMCA locations)

YMCA In-Person Branch Events:

  • FREE YMCA day pass for all community members!
  • Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George & Caroline branches
  • Screenings: body fat, blood pressure, Waist/Hip Ratio, balance and glucose testing (King George location only)
  • Free giveaways for the first 15 people
  • Sign up for the Healthy Holiday challenge
  • Family & Adult Fitness class demonstrations
  • Enjoy the pools & fitness centers
We Would Like to Hear From You!
The Rappahannock Area Health Department & Mary Washington Healthcare are joining forces to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) for our region. An important piece of the CHA is a health needs survey. To provide a deeper understanding of our communities ‘health needs and how we can best address them, input from the public is critical. Please tell us what you need to live a healthier life. Click on the Survey button to take you directly to the 3-minute survey.

Keynote Speakers

Our virtual sessions took place on November 12, 2021. Click on the links below to watch the recording.

November 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
LaToya Ray, LPC, HS-BCP

November 12, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.
Parminder Singh, BSN, RN, CDCES

Online Screenings & Assessments

We encourage you to share results for any screenings with your primary care provider.

Blood Pressure
Mental Health
Head & Neck Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer Screening
Balance Test
Flexibility Test
Cardiovascular Test
Strength Test
Lung Cancer Screening

On Demand & Educational Corner

Chronic Diseases
Mental Health

About the Keynote Speakers

LaToya Ray, LPC, HS-BCP

LaToya Ray serves as the Supervisor of Mental Health Outpatient Services at Snowden at Fredericksburg. She has held this position since October 2020. In the position, she works with therapists, providers, and patients to improve patient’s, as well as family members and other loved ones’, understanding of mental health and substance abuse symptoms. It is also the continued goal of these programs to develop coping skills to manage symptoms related to mental health illness and substance use disorders. LaToya has over ten years of experience as a therapist.

LaToya is a Licensed Professional Counselor within the Commonwealth of VA. LaToya obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She also holds a Master of Human Services for Capella University. She is a Board-Certified Human Services Practitioner as well. Her undergraduate work was completed at Elon University.

“You don’t just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.” – Repikaur

Click here to register for LaToya’s Virtual Session “Mindful Moments During Times of Chaos”

Parminder Singh, BSN, RN, CDCES

Parminder has a BS in Nursing from the University of Mary Washington and has over 20 years of experience as a RN. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as well as a Certified Pump Trainer. She also specializes in Cardiac Care.

Parminder enjoys visiting her homeland of Scotland with her husband and two children, as well as hiking.

Click here to register for Parminder’s Virtual Session “Myths About Diabetes”

Susan M. Halpin, MSN, RN, SCRN

Susan Halpin is a certified stroke nurse and stroke program coordinator for the MWH TJC Certified Primary Stroke Center. As program coordinator, Susan helps implement evidence-based stroke guidelines throughout the continuum of care, from prehospital through hospital discharge. She is active in promoting stroke awareness in the community and facilitates the monthly Mary Washington Hospital Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and stroke care partners. She is a member of the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force, the Virginia Stroke Coordinators Consortium and the Rappahannock EMS Council Heart and Stroke Committee.

Christina Rauch, EMT-P

Christina Rauch serves as EMS Coordinator for MWHC and values dedication, service, and excellence. As a past recipient of the Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS, Christina brings unique perspectives gained from her 34 years of EMS field and leadership experience that she hopes to share with you. Stroke community outreach and education is a critical component of Mary Washington Hospital Stroke Center, and she has a long history of helping to provide this important education.

Click here to register for Susan and Christina’s Zoom Virtual Session “Stroke Awareness and Hypertension”

Chronic Diseases


Mary Washington Surgical Oncology

Integrative Oncology



Benefits of Resistance Training:

Resistance Training for Health




Mental Health