Join Us for Health Fair 2008

March 11, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Come for free dental and health screenings and discuss health-related legislation with Assemblymember Beall

Nothing is more important than our health and the health of our families. That's why I'm inviting you to attend our health fair – a free and fun event geared to helping people understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The health fair will be held Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miner Elementary School. The school is located at 5629 Lean Ave., just south of the intersection of Lean and Blossom Hill Road.

Booths, literature, informative workshops, and exhibits on how to be fit and stay fit will be available. There is also entertainment and fun activities for kids, such as arts and craft projects.

It costs nothing to attend the health fair. There will be free spine examinations and oral cancer screenings. Children's bike helmets and produce will be given away while supplies last.

Parents can apply for low-cost or free health coverage for their children through Santa Clara County's Children's Health Initiative. In addition, there will be classes for parents of children who are already enrolled in the health coverage program to acquaint them with how to use the insurance.

Community partners participating in the health fair are the Central School's Children's Health Initiative and the Oak Grove School District.

Organizations also taking part include: Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Breathe California of the Bay Area, California Highway Patrol, City of San Jose Smarts Program, Diabetes Society, Edenvale Branch Library, Evergreen Valley College, Family Caregiver Alliance, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, Fit for Learning, Healthy Silicon Valley, Healthy Start, Indian Health Center, Kaiser Permanente, KTEH, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Santa Clara/San Mateo Safe Kids Coalition, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Palmer College of Chiropractic West's student SPEAK club, Recreation Plus, Santa Clara County Girl Scouts, Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, Santa Clara County Public Health Department-Immunization Program, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, Santa Clara Senior Nutrition Program, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, Santa Teresa Farmers' Market, Second Harvest Food Bank, University of California Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Program, Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley, and Women's Health Partnership: Community Mammography Access Project.

For more information, please call (408) 282-8920.