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|Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP|
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Each September, the Department’s Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH) highlights health issues and disparities in the racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities of
“This month is about encouraging people to schedule doctor visits, get regular exercise, eat healthy and get screened for diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, HIV and other diseases which disproportionately impact minority communities,” said Commissioner Alaigh.
Fifty health care providers, community-based groups, faith-based organizations, academic institutions and other community partners are sponsoring health screenings, cultural festivals and other events around the state to promote good health for all. A calendar of events produced by the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health is available at www.nj.gov/health/omh and the Department encourages
The theme of this year’s month-long campaign—“Healthy Me, Healthy Us’’—is designed to spotlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle—for individuals, families, communities and for the entire state.
“Healthy individuals make healthy families, and healthy families make healthy communities,” stated Dr. Poonam Alaigh. “Small changes in a person’s lifestyle can make a big difference in their overall health and improve their quality of life. It’s a message we hope every New Jerseyan will hear and take to heart this month.”
During the kickoff at
The South Asian Total Health Initiative, a program of the
SATHI received a grant from the Department’s Office of Minority and Multicultural Health to participate in a Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP). The program is designed to give people with chronic conditions (such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and obesity) the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to take a more active part in their health care.
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