Community Forums in Coplay and Bangor on Lehigh Valley Health Department


RenewLV and the League of Women Voters (Lehigh County and Northampton County) are planning the first two community forums on the topic of establishing a Lehigh Valley Health Department, in early December. These community events, titled Establishing a Lehigh Valley Health Department: Improving Health and Safety in Your Community, will feature members of the Board of Health discussing the progress made thus far in drafting the staffing and services plan for the benefit of the entire Lehigh Valley. Additionally, community members and public health leaders will speak to the importance of expanding public health services to currently underserved areas within the region.

The events are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served, thanks to the generous support of the League of Women Voters.

The details for these events, scheduled for December 2 in Coplay and December 8 in Bangor, are below. We hope you can join us.

Lehigh County Community Forum

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 426
134 S. 2nd St.
Coplay

Panelists will include:
Dr. Carol Mest, PhD, MSN – DeSales University
Ilene Prokup, MS, APRN-BC – Kutztown University, Vice-Chair of the Lehigh Valley Board of Health
Dr. David Lyon, MD, MPH – Easton Hospital, Chair of the Lehigh Valley Board of Health
Gerald Barron, MPH – Center for Public Health Practice at University of Pittsburgh, Public Health Consultant to the Lehigh Valley Board of Health

Northampton County Community Forum

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Washington Elementary School
381 Washington Blvd (Rt. 191)
Bangor

Panelists will include:
Alberto Cardelle, PhD, MPH – East Stroudsburg University
John Reinhart, M.Ed. – Bangor Area School District Superintendent, Member of the Lehigh Valley Board of Health
Dr. David Lyon, MD, MPH – Easton Hospital, Chair of the Lehigh Valley Board of Health
Gerald Barron, MPH – Center for Public Health Practice at University of Pittsburgh, Public Health Consultant to the Lehigh Valley Board of Health

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the forums, feel free to contact bbujalska@renewlv.org or 484-893-1062.

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About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

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