Kern County Health Fair Provides Information, Services for Hispanic Children
Kern County on Sunday held the 2002 Hispanic Health Fair, offering health information, free immunizations for children and free cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, the Bakersfield Californian reports. Ramon Camacho, a medical assistant in the Clinica Sierra Vista mobile health services van, said that if any of the screenings indicate health "problems, we tell the people to follow up with their doctor." Edgar Cruz, who attended the event for the first time, said, "It's a good thing for people who don't have insurance or can't get to the doctor because they work during the day." Mike Allen, general manager of the Spanish Radio Group, which sponsored the event, said that between 2,500 and 3,500 individuals were expected to attend (Bragg, Bakersfield Californian, 6/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.