MIAMI – The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board (HAAB), under the Office of Community Advocacy, will co-host “La Fiesta de la Familia” (a health and resource family festival), with Survivors Pathway, the Florida Department of Health, the City of Hialeah Police Department, and the Miami Gardens Police Department. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 7450 W 4th Ave, in Hialeah. Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. will speak on the importance of Census 2020.
“This event is a collective response to our concerns regarding the lack of access to information, justice, and health care services which exists in underserved communities affected by poverty,” said Francesco Duberli, Chairman of the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board. “Through this festival, we expect to create awareness and increase knowledge about trauma, mental health conditions, victimization, and the effect that these conditions have in determining the long-term health outcomes of the affected communities.”
About 15 health care organizations will present their programs, benefiting the participants with Diabetes education and screening, eye exams, blood pressure, nutrition, HIV testing, and much more.
There will be representatives with information regarding domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking from the City of Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, the Eleventh Court Circuit, Fatality Review Team, Miami Gardens Police Department, Entre Nosotras, Fundacion FVE, Survivors Pathway, the Office of the State Attorney, the Florida Attorney General, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The entertainment will include musical performances, face painting, a bounce house, a photo booth, and raffles of $25 gift cards every 15 minutes. Food bags will be distributed to the first 500 attendees. There will also be special areas for seniors and children.
Event sponsors are Simply Health and Cano Health. Bingo for the elders with gifts and health promotion activities are also sponsored by Cano Health.
For more information, please contact Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Director Natalie Milian at 305-375-5730.
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