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September 16, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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Poonam Alaigh, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to Attend East Orange General Hospital Annual Health Fair In Observance of Minority and Multicultural Health Month


When: ††††††††††† Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Where: †††††††††† East Orange General Hospital

(Event to be held at the Medical Arts Building Parking Lot)

310 Central Avenue (corner of Central and South Arlington Avenues)

East Orange, NJ 07019

What: †††††††††††† Health Fair celebrating Minority and Multicultural Health Month and how educational efforts are raising awareness of health issues in New Jerseyís minority communities.


  • Poonam Alaigh, NJ Commissioner of Health and Senior Services
  • Mayor Robert L. Bowser, East Orange
  • Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., Orange
  • Kevin Slavin, President & CEO at East Orange General Hospital
  • *Along with other New Jersey Dignitaries

Why: ††††††††††††† The health fair will educate attendees on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and offer free health screening.The event will also highlight health disparities within New Jerseyís minority communities.

Each September, the Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Minority and Multicultural Health highlights health issues and disparities which are pervasive within New Jerseyís culturally diverse communities. OMMH encourages New Jersey health care providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, academic institutions and community partners to sponsor events throughout the month to raise awareness of health issues facing New Jerseyís minority communities.

A complete listing of events is available at:

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