National Minority Health Month Special Event

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(Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is celebrating National Minority Health Month in grand style with a health fair and full-service clinic on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at the OCHD Toms River location. Every April, the Ocean County Health Department observes Minority Health Month by encouraging all our community partners and faith-based organizations to join us in promoting minority and multicultural health.

 

“This year the Ocean County Health Department put together a top-notch event for all of our residents from all our diverse communities. We encourage you to bring friends and family to this “one-stop” health fair offering a wide variety of free screenings, testing, education and assistive services,” says Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health.

 

The following is a list of the free services being provided by the Ocean County Health Department:

 

  • CANCER SCREENING SERVICES (Pap smears, breast exam, cervical exam, colorectal cancer screening kits).
  • BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES, GLUCOSE, CHOLESTEROL, STROKE RISK, BLOOD LEAD LEVEL AND EYE SCREENINGS.
  • HIV & STD COUNSELING AND TESTING.
  • PREGNANCY TESTING.
  • FLU & PNEUMONIA IMMUNIZATIONS.
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE & PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY EDUCATION.
  • WIC CERTIFICATION.
  • DENTAL EDUCATION.
  • GIVEAWAY PRIZES AND MUCH MORE.

 

“The Ocean County Health Department observes National Minority Health Month by promoting healthy lifestyles for Ocean County residents of all races and socioeconomic status. This free health fair and clinic is another piece to our ultimate goal in the ongoing effort to build healthier communities,” explains Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator.

 

Regenye added, “We felt there was no better time than National Minority Health Month to organize this full service health fair and offer our residents as many free health services as we could provide – all in one program.”

 

The 2019 National Minority Health Month theme is “Active and Healthy.” You can learn more about the observance and the OCHD National Minority Health Month Health Fair by visiting our website at www.ochd.org or follow us on the OCHD You Tube! channel or like us on Facebook. Also, please check out our new website at www.phu2.org, to access and learn more about our Public Health is You Too! campaign to help equip you to take simple steps to improve your health.