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September 16, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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Poonam Alaigh, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to Attend 3rd Annual “Save Latin America Annual Cultural Wellness Fair” In Observance of Minority and Multicultural Health Month


When:             Sunday, September 19, 2010, 11:30 A.M.


Where:            Schuetzen Park,

3167 Kennedy Boulevard

North Bergen, NJ


What:              The Commissioner will give remarks on health disparities within New Jersey’s minority community and how Minority and Multicultural Health Month is helping to improve the health of all New Jersey residents.


  • Poonam Alaigh, NJ Commissioner of Health and Senior Services
  • Johnny Torres, Executive Director of Save Latin America


Why:               The health fair will increase awareness of health issues prevalent within New Jersey’s Hispanic community and educate attendees on why it is important to live a healthy lifestyle.  Free health screenings will be offered to those in attendance.   


Each September, the Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Minority and Multicultural Health highlights health issues and disparities which are pervasive within New Jersey’s culturally diverse communities. OMMH encourages New Jersey health care providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, academic institutions and community partners to sponsor events throughout the month to raise awareness of health issues facing New Jersey’s minority communities. 


A complete listing of events is available at:


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