- Created on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 21:15
- Written by Imperial Valley News
Brawley, California - This Thursday, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, the Health Initiative of the Americas, and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest are hosting a Health Educators / Promotores Appreciation Mixer in Brawley. Members of the media are encouraged to attend this event as it pays tribute to the work of unsung community health heroes in Imperial County.
The purpose of the mixer is to celebrate the contributions of community health workers and the important role they play in disease prevention and health promotion, particularly in communities that are underserved and at high-risk for chronic disease. Promotores serve as the bridge between the traditional health care system and community members, helping people access the health care and resources they need.
The event will honor individuals from various health agencies throughout Imperial County. Each will receive a certificate of recognition expressing gratitude for their work.
What: Community Health Worker Appreciation Mixer
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hidalgo Society Hall, 410 S. Cesar Chavez, Brawley CA
Guest Speakers include: State Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, 80th District; Mayor George Nava, City of Brawley; Araceli Gaines, Health Initiative of the Americas; and Juanita Salas, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest