Health and Safety Fair Reaches Out to Latino Community

For Immediate Release Monday, March 10, 2014

Sponsored by: Health & Human Services Department, Public Health Preparedness Division

Washington County Public Health, in collaboration with Multnomah County Emergency Management, is hosting a free health and emergency preparedness fair for the Latino community. The César Chávez Family Health and Safety Fair takes place on Saturday, March 29, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro.

The event will include the following presentations and activities in Spanish:

  • Healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Information on sustainability and health
  • Hands-only CPR instruction
  • Introduction to emergency preparedness training called "Listos"
  • Live music
  • Folklorico dancing (1:00 p.m.)
  • Zumba exercise
  • Crafts for children
  • Local resources for English classes, GED and other education

César Chávez was a Mexican-American activist dedicated to improving working and living conditions for migrant farm workers as well as creating educational opportunities for them.

For more information, contact Cynthia Valdivia at 503-846-8292.

Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO
503-846-3634
wendy_gordon@co.washington.or.us