Bi-National Health Week = Care for All

Bi-National Health Week is in full swing in Sonoma County, offering a series of free health fairs that deliver important health services to those who often go without.

Now in its 16th year, Binational Health Week addresses health disparities of the Latino community living in the U.S. and Canada.  Services are provided through a collaboration of the governments of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, along with thousands of agencies and volunteers working with the Health Initiative of the Americas—a program of UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Major support in Sonoma County is provided by the Department of Health Services.

The fairs offer varying services, such as flu shots, vision and dental screenings, blood pressure checks and stroke and diabetes checks. Fairgoers can also learn about Medi-Cal, health insurance, driver’s licenses and insurance, food stamps and more.

Anyone, regardless of immigration status, who is in need of health services is invited and encouraged to attend.

UPCOMING FAIRS:

October 9, 2-6pm:  St. John’s Parish, 217 Fitch Street, Healdsburg
Sponsor:  Alliance Health Center

October 15, 11am-3pm: Lola’s Market, 440 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa
Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

October 23, 10am-2pm: Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor
Sponsor:  Latinos Unidos del Condado de Sonoma, Town of Windsor & Alliance Clinic

November 5, 10am-3pm: Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
Sponsor:  California Human Development

November 10, 7:30am-4:30pm: Flamingo Conference Resort, 4th Street and Farmer’s Lane, Santa Rosa
Latino Health Forum, “Racism and Discrimination, Impacts on Health”
Sponsor:  Latino Service Providers

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