Newark Kicks off Month Long School Bus Express Immunization Program
DIRECTOR VIZCARRONDO AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER HOWARD
TO OBSERVE MINORITY AND MULTI-CULTURAL HEALTH MONTH
WITH TOUR OF SCHOOL BUS EXPRESS IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
AT DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY WELL-BEING,
110 WILLIAM STREET, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, AT 1 P.M.
“Take Control of Your Health” is theme of this year’s
Minority & Multicultural Health Month Observance
Newark, NJ - September 10, 2009 - Child and Family Well-Being Director Maria E. Vizcarrondo, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard and other dignitaries will launch “Minority & Multi-Cultural Health Awareness Month” with a tour of the City of Newark’s School Bus Express Immunization Program at the Department of Child and Family Well-Being, at 110 William Street, today, Thursday, September 10, at 1 p.m.
The theme of this year’s Minority & Multicultural Health Month is “Take Control of Your Health” to prevent and better manage chronic disease.
Newark is one of a few municipalities nationwide that provides uninsured City residents access to affordable, quality healthcare. Extensive services include but are not limited to pediatric care, an adult medical practice, communicable disease control and prevention, a dental clinic, a LEADprevention program that provides a continuum of care including inspections, abatements, case management and interim housing, health care for the homeless, and a WIC program. These services are largely supported by local, state and federal funding including philanthropic organizations, such as the world-renowned Kresge Foundation, which has contributed $1.5 million in funding to support the City of Newark’s ‘Getting the Lead Out’ initiative.’
WHO: Child and Family Well-Being Director Maria E. Vizcarrondo, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard, and other dignitaries.
WHAT: Will launch “Minority & Multi-Cultural Health Awareness Month” with a tour of the City of Newark’s School Bus Express Immunization Program.
WHEN: Thursday, September 10
WHERE: Department of Child and Family Well-Being
110 Washington Street
Contacts: Newark Press Information Office: (973) 733-8004
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