OC Health Department and Mexican Consulate Bring Health Info to Newburgh ResidentsJun 26th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
The Orange County Department of Health (OC DOH) was among the organizations recently invited by the Mexican Consulate to participate in their Mobile Health Window that was held at St. Patrick’s Church on Grand Street in Newburgh. The Ventanilla de Salud Móvil, organized by the Office of the Consulate General of Mexico in New York brought a variety of health resources together in one location in order to provide important health and wellness information to Newburgh’s Mexican and other Spanish speaking residents.
OC DOH programs represented at the event included Community Health, Healthy Neighborhoods, Lead Prevention, Early Intervention, and Maternal and Infant Services. More than 800 visitors attended the Ventanilla over the course of the five day event.
OC DOH staffers working the event received questions about a wide variety of topics including nutrition, diabetes, healthy homes, lead prevention, pregnancy, and mental health issues.
“We appreciate the invitation from the Mexican Consulate to participate in the health fair,” said Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana. “Our Department of Health team does a fantastic job reaching out to the community on important health topics already. However, the opportunity to speak with so many people under one roof who are interested in our DOH programs and services allows us to enhance our communications and further our community relations.”
“The Spanish speaking segment of the Orange County population is a growing one, especially in our cities,” said Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Eli Avila. “To be able to collaborate with organizations like the Mexican Consulate to bring important health information directly to the people is critical to maintaining health and wellness in Orange County. We look forward to pursuing similar endeavors in other parts of the County,” added Dr. Avila.
For more information about Orange County Department of Health Community Outreach programs, visit the DOH pages on the Orange County website or call 568-5237.