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County of Santa Clara to Host Eighth Annual Binational Health Week

Latino Health Assessment Report to Be Revealed, Activities and Services to Benefit Thousands in Santa Clara County
WHAT:
Santa Clara County’s 8th Binational Health Week (BHW) Opening Ceremony launches an annual series of health education and health promotion events that include workshops, health fairs and screenings, and insurance referrals for underserved immigrants from Latin America in Santa Clara County. This year, Santa Clara County’s Binational Health Week will focus on access to Health Care and Health Care Reform, Women’s and Adolescents’ Health, Mental Health, Chronic and Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health.  Key findings of the Latino Health Assessment Report will be revealed during the 8th Annual Binational Health Week.
 
WHO:
Supervisor George Shirakawa, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 2
Carlos Ponce Martínez, Cónsul General of México in San José
Supervisor Mike Wasserman, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 1
Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 3
Jeffrey V. Smith, County of Santa Clara County Executive
Rene Santiago, Deputy County Executive for Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
Dan Peddycord, Santa Clara County Public Health Director
Martin Fenstersheib, MD, MPH, Santa Clara County Health Officer
Representatives from County agencies, community organizations and volunteers
 
WHEN:
Official Opening Ceremony:  Monday, October 1, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
County of Santa Clara Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street  
(Back Patio, behind Board Chambers)
 
WHY:
Binational Health Week (BHW) is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of underserved immigrants from Latin America living in the United States and Canada.   
 
This year’s BHW will mark  the release of the “Status of Latino/Hispanic Health: Santa Clara County, California 2012,” a comprehensive picture of health of the Latino/Hispanic community, identify socioeconomic factors that can influence Latino/Hispanic health, and assess the conditions in various neighborhoods as they related to obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and safety.
 
Thousands participate and benefit from health activities conducted in Santa Clara County alone during Binational Health Week, thanks to the support of dozens of County agencies, private initiatives, community-based organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. 
 
VISUALS:  Performance by Folkloric Dance Company Ballet Folklórico Las Estrellas.
 
 
 
SANTA CLARA COUNTY 8TH BINATIONAL HEALTH WEEK EVENTS CALENDAR
 
 
Friday, September 28, 2012
 
Consulate General of Mexico Kick-off Reception
5:00 p.m.
The Consulate is hosting a reception to kick off Binational Health Week with Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties.
 
Saturday, September 29, 2012
 
Torneo de Fútbol Copa México (Soccer tournament)
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
South Valley Middle School, 385 I.O.O.F Ave., Gilroy
 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
 
Torneo de Fútbol Copa México (Soccer Tournament)
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
South Valley Middle School, 385 I.O.O.F Ave., Gilroy
 
Monday, October 1, 2012
 
Opening Ceremony - Santa Clara County’s 8th Binational Health Week
Ceremonia de Apertura de Octava Semana Binacional de Salud
del Condado de Santa Clara
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County Government Center (Back Patio, behind Board Chambers)
70 West Hedding St., San José, CA 95110.
Featuring County of Santa Clara Supervisors George Shirakawa, President, District 2; Mike Wasserman, District 1, and Dave Cortese, District 3; Consul General of México Carlos Ponce Martínez; County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith; Deputy County Executive Rene Santiago; Santa Clara County Public Health Director Dan Peddycord and Santa Clara County Health Officer Martin Fenstersheib, MD, MPH.
Ceremony to gather representatives from County agencies, community based organizations and volunteers
Performance by Folkloric Dance Company Ballet Folklórico Las Estrellas
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
 
Celebrating Families/Celebrando Familias
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
EMQ Families First
232 East Gish Rd. San Jose, CA
Free community event designed to celebrate families in our community. Workshops will focus on how to work with diverse families.
 
Wednesday, October 3,2012
 
Eat Healthy! Eat Smart!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA
Free nutrition information and activities, including BMI check, caloric recommendations and more!  
 
Herencia Hispana y la Donación
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA
An information panel to raise awareness to the Hispanic community about the importance of registering as a transplant donor.
 
Gavilan College Health Fair
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Free community health fair that will host various health organizations, providing free health services, education and health promotion activities.
 
Thursday, October 4, 2012
 
Mission College Health Fair
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mission College
300 Mission College Blvd. (Main Building -Center Space)
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Community Health Fair providing health resources. Screenings and health education to the community at large
 
Eighth Santa Clara County Binational Health Week Conference:
The Health of Latino Youth in Santa Clara County
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
17000 Monterey Rd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
A professional conference intended to foster an understanding of Latino immigrants’ health needs.  Conference themes include pediatric obesity and the health of Latino youth, Latino youth violence prevention, human trafficking, gang deterrence, bullying, depression and isolation, and restorative justice.  
Cost: $30 includes conference materials, lunch, and refreshments. Five continuing education credits are available for health educators, dietitians, nurses and social workers.
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012
 
Gilroy Community Health Day
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Rebekkah Children’s Services
290 IOOF Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95030
A free community Health and disaster preparedness event.  Receive health screenings, education and referrals. Learn about the many community resources available and how to take care of yourself and your family in case of an emergency. Music, prizes, entertainment for children, and more.
 
Community Health Forum /Foro Comunitario
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave., San José, CA 95116
Free health screenings and services: Acupuncture assessments, Body Mass Index, blood pressure, cholesterol, chiropractic consultations, dental checks, eye exams, flu Shots (seasonal), glucose, lung health screening, HIV testing, and stress test.  Information booth on wellness, care and prevention.
 
Health and Harvest Fair / Feria de salud
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Emma Prusch Farm Park
647 S. King Road
San Jose, CA 95116
Free family-filled event promoting health and wellness through various activities:  Pumpkin patch, family games, nutritious food sales, farm animals, cooking demonstrations, plant sales, rare fruit auction, field day and more!
 
Medicare & Healthcare Forum. What does Healthcare Reform  Mean to you?
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Orchard Banquet Hall at Campbell Community Center
1W Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Assembly member Jim Beall is hosting a FREE Medicare and Healthcare Forum with the Council on Aging Silicon Valley. California’s top healthcare experts will discuss how healthcare reform affects you and how to avoid mistakes that could cost you hundreds of dollars in healthcare and prescription costs. Expert counselors will walk you through how to select the best Medicare health and supplemental plans for you or a family member.
 
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012
 
Finales de Torneo de Fútbol Copa México (Soccer tournament - finals)
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
South Valley Middle School, 385 I.O.O.F Ave., Gilroy
 
 
Sunday. October 7, 2012
 
Finales de Torneo de Fútbol Copa México (Soccer Tournament- finals)
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
South Valley Middle School, 385 I.O.O.F Ave., Gilroy
 
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
 
Women’s Healthcare/Cuidado de Salud de la Mujer
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José
Dr. Rose Heredia, from the Genesis Clinic of San Jose will share health information on nutrition, sexuality, birth control, routine examinations and more.  Free pregnancy tests will be distributed to attendees.
 
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
 
Detox the Body Workshop/Taller de Salud:  Desintoxicación de l organismo
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José
Dr. Martha Mejia, graduate intern at Stanford University, will lead a free workshop and address the following topics: the elimination of body toxins, disease prevention and food that helps detoxify the body.
  
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012
 
Health Promotion Fair
Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health and Wellness
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
John XXIII Health Clinic
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
195 E. San Fernando St. First floor, San Jose
Free Health Fair for adults (19 and over) providing health coaching, screening and education services in a patient-centric health home model; information on integrated primary and behavioral health care services, and information/referrals to community-based resources.
 
Breast Cancer Bingo
5:30 p.m.
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José
A FREE Breast Cancer workshop, bingo and raffle coordinated by Latinas Contra Cancer. No-cost clinical breast exams will be available through a mobile unit.
 
Friday, October 12, 2012
 
Verte Bien, Sentirte Bien
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José
A fun filled event coordinated by Fiesta Educativa with multiple activities available to the public at no cost: ZUMBA, massages, stylist and nutrition specialist.
 
Saturday, October 13, 2012
 
Open Air Community Health Fair/Feria de Salud al aire libre
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
San Jose Berryessa Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133
Free two-day event. Services and resources offered at this health fair include: Blood glucose, blood pressure, total cholesterol and BMI screenings. Booths addressing lung health, illness prevention, stroke information, breast health and other health/wellness issues. Health clinic referrals, flu shots (Only on Saturday), garden and nutrition activities, ZUMBA, dental services, oral hygiene information. Co-sponsored by The Health Trust.
 
 
Sunday, October 14, 2012
 
Day on the Bay
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Alviso Marina County Park, 1195 Hope Street, Alviso.
The Day on the Bay is a multicultural festival focused on health and wellness. There will be free flu shots, diabetes testing, eye exam, tooth mobile, blood mobile and a fitness clinic for youth and young adults, all intended to motivate the community to make positives change in health behavior. Coordinated by the Office of County of Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese.
 
Open Air Community Health Fair/Feria de Salud al aire libre
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
San Jose Berryessa Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133
Free two-day event. Services and resources offered at this health fair include: Blood glucose, blood pressure, total cholesterol and BMI screenings. Booths addressing lung health, illness prevention, stroke information, breast health and other health/wellness issues. Health clinic referrals, garden and nutrition activities, ZUMBA, dental services, oral hygiene information. Co-sponsored by The Health Trust.
 
Monday, October 15, 2012
 
Latino Health Report Community Forum
Status of Latino/Hispanic Health: Santa Clara County, California, 2012
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza - School of Arts & Culture
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA
Community leaders, stakeholders and community partners will gather to discuss the findings from this report.
Information:  (408) 792-5277 or Maritza.Rodriguez@phd.sccgov.org
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
 
8th Binational Health Week Closing Ceremony
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Consulate General of México in San José
2125 Zanker Road, San José
Ceremony to gather representatives from County agencies, community based organizations and volunteers to provide a report highlighting efforts and accomplishments.
County Of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
President George Shirakawa, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 2
Supervisor Mike Wasserman, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 1
Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 3
Rene Santiago, Deputy County Executive for Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
Hon. Carlos Ponce Martínez, Consul General of México in San José
Dan Peddycord, Santa Clara County Public Health Director
Dr. Martin Fenstersheib, MD, MPH, Santa Clara County Health Officer
Representatives from County agencies, community organizations and volunteers
 
For more information, call 1-800-689-6669
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Amy Cornell, Public Health Department (408) 792-5155; Marta Lugo, Public Health Department, (408) 792-5107; Ana Maria Osorio, Consulate General of Mexico (408) 294-3414 Ext. 134
Posted: September 24, 2012