November 2, 2006
Media Release

York Region Chinese Health Information Network hosts a health fair for the Chinese community

NEWMARKET – York Region Chinese Health Information Network is hosting a health fair for the Chinese community.  The one-day event provides Chinese families living in York Region the opportunity to gain knowledge and raise awareness about health issues, link with services and resources available within their community and enhance skills to make healthier lifestyle choices.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2006
 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milliken Mills High School
 7522 Kennedy Road, Unionville 
COST:  Admission is free 
  Services are offered in both Chinese and English
The health fair will include over 28 interactive displays featuring the many programs and services that are available within the Chinese community.  Free services including community flu, children’s dental screening and blood pressure clinics are available. 
Residents can also participate in workshops on breast and cervical health awareness, osteoporosis prevention and heart health.
The York Region Chinese Health Information Network is a newly formed not-for-profit group that was established in March 2006. The coalition members share a common interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle by working collaboratively to provide health-related services and resources to the Chinese community in York Region.  Network members include: York Region Health Services, Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association and the Centre for Information & Community Services.
For more information on this or any other health-related questions, please contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit

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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Pager (905) 830-3302

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