County Health Fair Celebrates Minority Health Month

Ocean County Health Department (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) recognizes April as National Minority Health Month. To celebrate, the OCHD will be hosting a health fair and full-service clinic on April 25, 4 to 7p.m., at the Health Department’s Toms River location.

“This year the Ocean County Health Department put together a top-notch event for all of our residents from all our diverse communities. We encourage you to bring friends and family to this “one-stop” health fair offering a wide variety of free screenings, testing, education and assistive services,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health.

The health fair will provide the following services at no cost:

  • Cancer screenings (Pap smears, breast exam, cervical exam, colorectal cancer screening kits)
  • Blood pressure, diabetes, glucose, cholesterol, stroke risk, blood lead level, and eye screenings
  • HIV & STD counseling and testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Flu & pneumonia immunizations
  • Substance abuse & physical education activity education
  • WIC Certification
  • Dental education
  • Giveaway prizes and more!

“The Ocean County Health Department observes National Minority Health Month by promoting healthy lifestyles for Ocean County residents of all races and socioeconomic status. This free health fair and clinic is another piece to our ultimate goal in the ongoing effort to build healthier communities,” stated Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator. “We felt there was no better time than National Minority Health Month to organize this full service health fair and offer our residents as many free health services as we could provide – all in one program.”

The theme for this year’s National Minority Health Month is “Active and Healthy.”

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