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.

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.

Posted on May 13, 2010, in Events, Health and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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