El Hispano News’ ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Program at Local Elementary Schools to...

El Hispano News’ ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Program at Local Elementary Schools to Help Parents Enhance their Children’s Health and Well-Being

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare with the support of the Dallas Independent School District and National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation


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ADVISORY for September 30-November 4

WHAT:

El Hispano News’ “Parents Step Ahead” program is an educational community-outreach program aimed at educating, enabling and empowering parents to take an active role in their children’s educational and personal development.

The program includes three events held at different elementary schools in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods. A health fair will be held during the last scheduled event on Nov 4. They are open to the public and free of charge, and complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Seminar topics include:

— Preventive Health Measures;

— Financial Literacy;

— Test-taking Skills;

— Keeping Your Child Safe (Domestic Violence and Family Counseling);

— Understanding the Influence of Gangs and Drugs on Children;

— Computer knowledge for Parents;

— Importance of Computers;

— Internet Safety;

— Dangers of Underage Drinking; AND MORE.

At the conclusion of the program, at least 10 parents will be named “Parents Step Ahead” Parents of the Year and will be awarded with various prizes at El Hispano News’ 20th Anniversary Gala Dec. 7 at the Westin City Center Dallas. A committee composed of local corporate and community leaders will select the winners based on seminar attendance and participation.

WHERE

Sept. 30, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at John W. Runyon Elementary School

WHEN:

Oct. 21, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Leila P. Cowart Elementary School

Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School

WHO:

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and a number of leading national and local corporations with the support of the Dallas Independent School District and the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation.

“We believe that educating parents about preventive health measures for their children and themselves is important because a healthy body leads to a lifetime of better learning, both inside and outside the classroom,” said Jaime Gonzalez of UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions. “UnitedHealthcare is proud to partner with El Hispano News ‘Parents Step Ahead’ program; the Dallas Independent School District and the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation in bringing this community outreach initiative to parents and their children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.”

Lupita Colmenero, El Hispano News Publisher, added: “With access to quality, affordable health care a growing concern among Latinos in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, United Healthcare’s participation in ‘Parents Step Ahead’ is of great significance, especially as an increasing number of children become afflicted with childhood obesity. Our goal is to help parents better understand that the decisions they make today regarding their children’s health can affect the rest of their lives.”

About El Hispano News

El Hispano News is the oldest and most respected Hispanic publication in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; serving the Hispanic community since 1986. Please visit http://www.elhispanonews.com

About United Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare (http://www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services, helping 25 million individual consumers nationwide achieve improved health and well-being through various health service systems. UnitedHealthcare arranges access to quality, affordable care with more than 500,000 physicians and care professionals and 4,600 hospitals across America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

El Hispano News’ ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Program at Local Elementary Schools to Help Parents Enhance their Children’s Health and Well-Being