PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/19/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:061918A
Subject:
Public Invited to Celebrate National Healthy Homes Month at the Health and Housing Resource Fair
Contact:
Judeth Luong
Environmental Health Operations Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
562.570.4104
Judeth.Luong@longbeach.gov




On Saturday, June 23, 2018, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will celebrate National Healthy Homes Month with a Health and Housing Resource Fair. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, which will be held at MacArthur Park, located at 1321 E. Anaheim St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

“I encourage residents to come out to this Saturday’s Health and Housing Resource Fair,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Attendees will be equipped with information on how they can improve their health and the health of their families by making simple changes in lifestyle and in their homes.”

Hosted by the Health Department’s Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program and its collaborative partners, Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, The Children’s Clinic, St. Mary’s Medical Center and AOC7 Neighborhood Group, the Health and Housing Resource Fair is a free event that will feature programs and services provided by local government agencies, area businesses, community-based organizations and neighborhood groups that are dedicated to promoting a healthy home environment. There will be more than 50 booths, cultural activities and music, and attendees will have access to free:

  • Health screenings.
  • Community resources and support.
  • Educational games and activities for the entire family.
  • Drawings and prizes.
  • Healthy snacks and drinks.

Some examples of topics addressed at the event are peeling paint awareness, cleaning with natural and non-toxic products, proper storage of household chemical cleaners and eliminating asthma triggers in the home. For more information on event details, please call (562) 570-4488.

The Health Department’s Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program is funded by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. This program controls and prevents housing/environmental conditions that result in childhood lead poisoning. This is accomplished by providing educational information to the public, coordination with the City agencies rehabilitating targeted high-risk affordable housing, investigation and early response to families of lead-poisoned children, enforcement of applicable laws, and response to community complaints.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is to improve quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work and play. Long Beach Health is one of only three city-run health departments in California, which allows for better engagement with residents, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and fosters a greater understanding of the City's strengths. For more information, visit us at www.longbeach.gov/health, "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.