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Department of Health Hosts Fourth Annual Hispanic Health Festival, "Gran Festival De La Salud"

Food, music, games and health information are just a few of the free attractions at this year’s "Gran Festival de la Salud," the Department of Health’s annual festival promoting cancer prevention and tobacco cessation. The community event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Annapolis Middle School, 1399 Forest Drive in Annapolis.

Established in 2003, the festival is coordinated by the Department’s Office of Minority Health in partnership with members of the Hispanic Health Network, a coalition of 24 local churches and several community groups. Festival participants can attend health presentations and receive complimentary health screenings. Free FluMist nasal spray flu vaccines and tetanus vaccines will be offered. Youngsters can have their faces painted and learn about dental hygiene and avoiding tobacco. Free entertainment, food and drinks will be available.

For more information on the festival or the Hispanic Health Network, call the Learn To Live Spanish Language Line at (410) 222-4479.


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