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Press Release
2000
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

HEALTH CARE AGENCY

PUBLIC HEALTH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2000
Contact: Pat Markley
714.834.7649

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, Ph.D.
Director

Mark B. Horton, MD, MSPH
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH/HEALTH
OFFICER

MAILING ADDRESS:
515 N. SYCAMORE
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

TELE.: 714.8343155
FAX: 714.834.5506
SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR ORANGE COUNTY OBSERVANCE
OF NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK
(Santa Ana) - Following the theme "Healthy People in Healthy Communities", the Orange County Health Care Agency, in partnership with the Orange County Coalition for Health Education, will participate in numerous special events during the upcoming observance of National Public Health Week.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has declared April 3-9, 2000 as National Public Health Week, celebrating the significant advances in overall health and injury prevention that have led to an increased life expectancy for Americans. Among the events that Orange County Health Care Agency personnel will be participating in are:
  • Breast Cancer Early Detection Partnership/ENCORE Plus Breast Cancer Screenings to be held Thursday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Orange Senior Center, 170 S. Olive St., Orange; and on Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea.
  • A presentation on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by the SIDS Program at the Childbirth Education Association of Orange County's Spring Mini-Conference, Saturday, April 8 at Irvine Medical Center.
  • Community Information Booths to be staffed by representatives of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division at Veeh Elementary School, Tustin, on Friday, April 7 from 3-6:30 p.m.; at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Mall of Orange; and at the YMCA Health and Safety Fair, Sunday, April 9 from 12 Noon-4 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center.
  • The "Walk This Way" Pedestrian Safety Event, through the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division in partnership with the Safe Kids Coalition and FedEx, Thursday, April 6 at King Elementary School, Santa Ana.
  • A Child Passenger Safety Workshop, being offered by the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division on Tuesday, April 4 for law enforcement personnel and first responders.
  • The Religion and Health Conference, Thursday, April 7, conducted by California State University, Fullerton and the Center for the Study of Religion in America. The conference is co-sponsored by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
  • Presentations in the Cambodian language by the Multi-Ethnic Health Education Services, including a program on Public Health and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Monday April 3 from 10 a.m.-12 Noon to the Cambodian Buddhist Association; on Public Health and Safe Healthcare to the Cambodian Family, Inc., 1111 E. Wakeham Ave., Santa Ana, at 2 p.m., Monday, April 3; and on Public Health and Safe Healthcare for new Cambodian Immigrants, Thursday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at Cambodian Community, 2209 W. Larkspur, Orange.
  • Health information booths staffed by the Safe Healthcare Project on Thursday, April 6 at Northgate Market, 1623 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana; Saturday, April 8 during YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the Mall of Orange; and on Sunday, April 9 during the YMCA Health and Safety Fair at the Yorba Linda Community Center.
  • Health education information will be offered Friday, April 7 at the Albertson's Supermarket, 770 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana.
The National Public Health Week activities are designed to further the Health Care Agency's mission of creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health.

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