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Black History Month Ends With Health Program Launch

By Diane Holm

February 26, 2015

LEE COUNTY— Black History Month’s annual celebration in Charleston Park wraps up Saturday with the official launch of a Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH) program and a health fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center, 2514 Charleston Park Drive, Alva.

In a short talk, Florida Department of Health in Lee County Administrator Robert Palussek will mark the progress of public health work in Charleston Park over 15 years, and goals for the future.

“This community, so rich in black history, can celebrate improvements in health education, services, nutrition and now the start of environmental health,” said Palussek. “The PACE-EH program will take the residents greatest concerns, expressed in surveys, and connect them with resources and opportunities to improve their lives.”

Some highlights of health improvements include bringing free health screenings to residents, providing health and safety education, initiating a health education library, coordinating delivery of fresh produce in free food and promoting youth leadership and community involvement through activities and organizations such as Students Working Against Tobacco.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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