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At Family First Health, we Care Forward so that our patients are able to count on us for quality care and can live happy, healthy lives. We work to pass on good behavior and health and are pleased to share this newsletter with you. Here's to a happy, healthy spring!



Eat Your Greens campaign kicks off in York! 

Jess Ensminger, left, and Courtney Lewis strike a pose in the Eat Your Greens photo booth during last year's campaign.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away?


Family First Health's annual Eat Your Greens campaign kicks off this month, encouraging patients to make fruits and veggies part of the discussion with their doctors and dentists.


Studies have shown that cost efficiencies in health care coverage can be attained by proactive health habits, such as a well-balanced diet and high intake of fruits and vegetables. A major study by National Institutes of Health showed a 58 percent reduction in new cases of diabetes over five years by partaking in a modest lifestyle and diet intervention with a 5 percent weight loss.


The month-long campaign launches Saturday, March 15 at Central Market York with kids' activities to coincide with the York Saint Patrick's Day Parade. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids (and adults!) can enjoy a healthy snack, complete a coloring page and pose in our photo booth with our signature tomato and carrot.


Family First Health will also be hosting a pop-up picnic at the White Rose Senior Center this month to share healthy eating tips and focus on preventative health care.



Employee spotlight -- Joseph Mountain, DMD,

and LaJuan Mountain, DMD

Joseph and LaJuan Mountain stand with
their two boys, Joey (left) and Jacob.


Dental directors Joseph and LaJuan Mountain earned their doctorates in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2004. Before coming to Family First Health, the Mountains served as general practice residents at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.


Joseph is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His skills include endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and initial periodontal therapy.


LaJuan is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Her skills include endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and initial periodontal therapy.



Join us for two free screenings of 'Happy'


Join Family First Health and TrueNorth Wellness Services as they present two free screenings of the documentary "Happy" in April.


"Happy" takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real-life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, "Happy" explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


The film will be screened twice:


Tuesday, April 1

York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York PA 17403

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the film runs from 6 to 7:15 p.m. 

Reserve your free ticket for the York screening here.


Tuesday, April 8

Hanover Hospital Wellness & Education Center, 400 York St., Hanover PA 17331

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the film runs from 6 to 7:15 p.m. 

Reserve your free ticket for the Hanover screening here



Donate to Family First Health


Your gift today will help Family First Health continue to provide affordable, high-quality medical and dental care and support services to residents of York and Adams counties; individual or family, young or old, high income or low, insured or uninsured.  EVERY donation makes a difference in the lives of the members of our community. 


Please mail contributions to:

Family First Health

Attn: Courtney Lewis, Director of Development

116 S. George St., Third Floor

York PA 17401


Or, visit us online at


In addition to monetary donations, we graciously accept gifts of goods for our Nurse Partnership Program, including diapers; new Good Start formula; gift cards to local grocery stores, Walmart or Target; and car seats.