On Sunday, June 7 the National Latina Institute tabled at an outdoor health fair organized by PS 333/335, a public elementary school in the South Bronx. The health fair, which was attended by approximately 30 to 40 people, included live entertainment, free food and a free health raffle. Local community organizations and health care providers were on site giving out information and answering questions. Those who stopped by the NLIRH table found out about our organization’s work and walked away with important information and materials on cervical cancer prevention and the HPV vaccine.
The health fair was sponsored by the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families (CHCF), an organization that offers health and educational services and programs to the Latino community. At PS 333/335, CHCF runs an after-school care program and a program on healthy living.
NLIRH will be tabling at other NYC fairs and festivals this summer. Here’s more info:
3rd Annual NYC Gender Equality Festival (organized by Girls for Gender Equity!)
Saturday, July 19th
10am – 3pm
Von King Park Cultural Center
57th Annual Health and Cultural Festival
Wednesday, August 20th
10am – 8pm
159th Street bet. Amsterdam Ave and Broadway
Don’t let the sun keep you indoors! Stop by and say hello!
Contributed by Raquel Namuche, Community Mobilization Intern