October 1, 2008
Contact: Jamie Arehart (267-350-7699 or

La Comunidad Hispana & Mexican Consulate Hold Health Fair
Recognition of Binational Health Week

Kennett Square - La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) and the Mexican Consulate will host a Binational Health Fair at the American Legion Hall on Thursday, October 9, 2008 for their 3rd Annual Binational Health Fair.

Binational Health Week takes place from October 6 through 15 this year. Binational Health Week has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of underserved immigrants and migrants of Mexican and Central American origin living in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It encompasses an annual week-long series of health promotion and health education activities that include workshops, insurance referrals, and medical screenings.

The Binational Health Fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. On-site health checks from doctors and nurses will be available, as well as health education and health insurance materials. The event will feature raffles, prizes and refreshments will be served.

The LCH and Mexican Consulate's Bi-National Health Fair is supported by Weinstein, Scleiffer, & Kupersmith PC and Comcast as well as many other participating organizations listed below:

Casa Guanajuato; Center on Hearing and Deafness; The Chester County Departments of: Community Development, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, WIC Program; Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc.; MedChoice Urgent Care Clinic; Maternal and Child Health Consortium; CAT Brandywine Practical Nursing Program; Chester County Community Dental; Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems; College of Health Sciences (CHS)-West Chester University. West Chester, PA; Penn State Cooperative Extension: 4-H Creating Community Networks; Legal Aid of SE PA, Chester County Division; Stryker Chiropractic; The Crimes Victims' Center of Chester County; Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties; Community Care Behavioral Health Organization; Chester County Childcare Information Services; PA Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics; and Kennett Area Senior Center.

For more information about this event please contact Natalia Molina McKendry at 610-444-4545, ext. 20 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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About La Comunidad Hispana

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is a community-oriented nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of low-income Latinos and other under-served groups in Chester County through advocacy and bilingual programs in health care, education, and social services. LCH is a culturally competent, bilingual, bicultural agency that reflects the community it serves. Established in 1973, LCH became an affiliate of the Public Health Management Corporation in 2004.  LCH is located at 314-316 E. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. For more information on LCH and its programs, please visit or call 610.444.4545.

About PHMC

The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, business and other community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance, and direct services. PHMC has served the Greater Philadelphia region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit