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Hear our interview with Steve Lauria, California Health Network, on Santee's Health Awareness Month (originally aired on KNSJ radio):


By Steve Lauria

January 20, 2016 (Santee) -- At the end of December, we ran a story on January being Health Awareness Month in Santee. With the month halfway over, here is an update: more than 30 organizations have offered a free or discounted service to the citizens of Santee, for the month of January. The specials can be found here:

Some organizations, such as Volunteers in Medicine, offer free service, year around to people who can’t afford medical service.Many organizations are offering free services, such as personal training sessions, chiropractic exams,  exercise classes, dance classes and more.

Other organizations are offering up to 50% off on dental services, martial arts, medical weight loss and more.

These have been promoted through more than 70 posters throughout Santee, social media, several news agencies, and radio shows. More than 2500 people have clicked on the link to the specials, so far.

Santee City Councilman John Minto said “January is Health Awareness Month in the City of Santee. As I get older, I know it is important to take better care of myself. I am committing to being healthier in the new year, so I will host a walk once a month in a variety of places. This month I will be walking the Walker Preserve, located at 9500 N. Magnolia Ave, in Santee.” The walk will be at 8am on Saturday, January 23rd at 8:00 a.m. and everyone is encouraged to join!

The City Council proclaimed January to be “Santee Health Awareness Month” at  the January 13th  City Council meeting. All organizations participating in Santee Health Awareness Month have received a Certificate of Recognition from Senator Joel Anderson.

California Health Network founder Steve Lauria said "One person can’t improve the overall health of a city, but when organizations work together, a difference can be made."

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