Nassau County, NY - March 29th, 2016 - In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 4th – 10th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein and Hofstra University will again partner in the 3rd Annual Nassau County Minority Health Fair on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
This event, from 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the Hofstra University Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room, North Campus, is free and open to the public. The goal is to increase awareness of public health issues and chronic disease prevention.
“I am honored to participate with the Department of Health and Hofstra University in celebrating Public Health Week,” said County Executive Mangano. “I invite all to participate in this week-long celebration that promotes health.”
“This is one of many collaborative events that assist us in addressing health disparities in Nassau County,” said Health Commissioner Eisenstein. “I am proud to partner with Hofstra University in our efforts to raise awareness of these important public health issues.”
Associate Professor and Director of Hofstra’s Master of Public Health program Dr. Corinne Kyriacou thinks that partnering with Nassau County helps attendees better understand the unique suburban context of the public health issues being addressed. “Health promotion programs must be tailored to meet the specific needs of the communities they are intended to help,” she said. “The Nassau County Department of Health helps us maintain a local focus.”
Health fair attendees will have the opportunity to speak with local health professionals, obtain voluntary hearing, blood pressure, vision, dental and HIV screenings, and participate in exercise and healthy food demonstrations.
Events earlier in the day include a discussion of the politics of food and soda with internationally known author and researcher, Dr. Marion Nestle (9:30 am - 11 am) and an interdisciplinary student film competition focusing on the Healthy People 2020 goals (11:10 am – 12:25 pm).
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