WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse on Regional Public Health, Tonight at 6PM
Tonight’s show of Lehigh Valley Discourse on WDIY will have host Alan Jennings exploring the benefits of establishing a Lehigh Valley Health Department and the challenges ahead for the effort. A public health department would provide essential services such as: child and adult immunizations, cancer prevention services, education to promote better nutrition and physical activity, chronic-disease management and restaurant inspections.
The Lehigh Valley Board of Health — composed of 11 members jointly appointed by the two counties — has been developing a services plan and budget for a regional health department since January 2009. The Board’s planning phase, supported entirely by foundation grants, is expected to be completed in June 2010.
Guests on tonight’s show will be:
- Dr. Eric Gertner, MD (Lehigh Valley Board of Health)
- Ross Marcus (Northampton County Human Services)
- Steven Bliss (RenewLV)
Tune into WDIY at 6pm tonight (5/13/10) to listen to Lehigh Valley Discourse with host Alan Jennings. To learn more about the regional health department, visit RenewLV’s Regional Health Initiative page.