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June 22, 2013 (City Heights)--The Fifth Annual Health Fair in Honor of World Refugee Day willl be held on June 22 in the City Heights Community Park at 3795 Fairmont Avenue, San Diego from 1-5 p.m. This year Somali Family Services is partnering once again with the East African Collaborative - a collaborative of eight organizations working with East African communities in San Diego. The Fair’s theme is Healthcare Reform, and this year SFS aims to inform the East African community about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Admission is free and includes free healthcare screenings and presentations, cultural entertainment, children's activities, giveaways, and more.

The purpose of the Health Fair is primarily to promote health and healthy communities in San Diego, particularly with East African communities. Over the past 20 years, more than 30,000 East Africans have settled in San Diego, mostly concentrated in City Heights. To overcome the unique cultural and linguistic challenges they face, SFS provides them special assistance with access to healthcare, enrollment in education, and business development.

Council Member Marti Emerald will be  one of our guest speakers. The public is invited to bring the family for an afternoon full of health-related information, presentations and workshops on women’s health, and lots of fun activities for the whole family.

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