‘Celebra La Vida Con Salud,’ National Hispanic Health Campaign Makes Official Tour...

‘Celebra La Vida Con Salud,’ National Hispanic Health Campaign Makes Official Tour Stop in Miami

Offers Free Medical Screenings for Hispanics


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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY for Sunday, October 1

The 2006 national Hispanic health campaign, “Celebra La Vida Con Salud” (Celebrate a Healthy Life) makes an official tour stop in Miami this weekend. Celebra equips Hispanics with information on nutrition, preventive care and treatment for health issues impacting the Hispanic community. Celebra also offers festival participants free medical screenings – a first step toward good health.

WHAT:

Celebra La Vida Con Salud – National Hispanic health festival dedicated exclusively to health promotion and illness prevention in major Hispanic markets.

WHEN:

Sunday, October 1

1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Junta Hispana Festival

Bayfront Park

361 N. Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132

WHY:

Hispanics have disproportionately high rates of several major illnesses and diseases including HIV/AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity and cancers.

The Celebra health festival addresses these health issues and provides information about national and local consumer resources available to Hispanics in Miami.

Private, public sector, media and community-based partners and sponsors join together in the execution of the Celebra festival. The leading partner and sponsor of Celebra is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Private partners include NikeGo, Terra.com, and the American Red Cross. Local partners, which will be providing medical screenings for HIV/AIDS, glucose, blood pressure, overweight and cholesterol, include Camillus Health Concern, Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Miami Beach Community Health Center, Borinquen Health Clinic, and the Florida Research Institute.

More information and materials on the tour and campaign can be found at http://www.omhrc.gov. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) offers a toll-free number with Spanish-speaking specialists who provide consumers help in finding low-cost health care, health education materials, and funding/scholarships for Hispanics: 1-800-444-6472.

‘Celebra La Vida Con Salud,’ National Hispanic Health Campaign Makes Official Tour Stop in Miami