Health Fair features Covered California and Affordable Care Act & Immigrants

CommUniverCity San José

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FOR SEPT. 14, 2013

Contact: Khanh Weinberg – 408.921.0098

San José, CA – Our Lady of La Vang Parish presents the annual Health Fair featuring educational workshops to improve community health, and cultural performances to celebrate cultural diversity. CommUniverCity San José partners with Our Lady of La Vang Parish, Foothill Community Health Center, Covered California, Community Health Partnership, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Asian Pacific Islander Justice Coalition, SIREN (Services, Immigrants Rights and Education Network), and SEIU Local 521 to host presentations to empower the community on understanding the new health insurance marketplace Covered California and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the immigrant community.

WHEN: Saturday Sept. 14, 2013

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Our Lady of La Vang Parish
389 E. Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95113

The Health Fair starts at 9:00 A.M. with an Opening Prayer with Rev. Loi Huynh of Our Lady of La Vang Parish at the Main Stage. Our Lady of La Vang Parish, Foothill Community Health Center and EyeQ Optometry will provide free flu shots and free medical screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, dental, and vision from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

At 11:00 A.M., Gilead Sciences will present a workshop in Vietnamese on Hepatitis B in room Lecture 1. From 10:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., there will be cultural performances from the Vietnamese and Latina/o communities, beginning with Zumba exercise. During the Health Fair, there will be a raffle with prizes and free lunch. This Health Fair is open to all community members.

Health, Insurance, and You

Attendees will have a chance to learn about “Health, Insurance, and You,” a presentation by Covered California and SEIU Local 521. Spanish and Vietnamese translation will be offered. The Covered California booth will be at the Health Fair to answer questions about the new health insurance marketplace. Following this presentation, the Foothill Community Health Center will present on Income Eligibility for Medi-Cal. They will also have a booth at the Health Fair for follow-up questions.

Affordable Care Act and Immigrants

From 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. and from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Community Health Partnership and SIREN will present a workshop on “Affordable Care Act & Immigrants,” with Vietnamese translation in room Lecture 1. A workshop in Spanish will be held in room Lecture 2.

This Health Fair is made possible with the support of American Red Cross, American Heart and Stroke Association, Asian American Donor Program, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Asian Pacific Islander Justice Coalition, California Nurses Association, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Comfort Hands Health Care, Community Health Partnership, CommUniverCity San José, Covered California, Doan Thieu Nhi Thanh The Anre Dung Lac, Doan Thieu Nhi Thanh The To Ma Thien , Doan Van Nghe Dan Toc, Dr. Khanh Tran, Internal Medicine , Dr. Loi Phan, Internal Medicine, Dr. Thang Tran, Internal Medicine, EyeQ Optometry, Foothill Community Health Center, Gilead Sciences, Hep B Free, Hispanic Dance Youth Group, North East Medical Services, Santa Clara County Department of Mental Health, Santa Clara Single Payer Association , SEIU Local 521, Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), United Way, and Vitas.

For more information, visit website: www.cucsj.org. Learn more about Covered California, visit: http://coveredca.com/

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