April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that still affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.

To commemorate Minority Health Month in April, the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) is partnering with the Osceola County Branch 5121 of the NAACP to host a Health Expo on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Residents will be able to learn about important health topics from a variety of community organizations during this event which will take place at Chambers Park Community Center located at 2380 Smith Street in Kissimmee.

“FDOH-Osceola is committed to working with our partners to bring awareness to the health disparities that exist in our community,” said Vianca McCluskey, FDOH-Osceola Administrator. “Our goal is to work collaboratively with community partners and residents to achieve health equity for all residents by reducing these disparities.”

During the Health Expo, residents are invited to take part in a panel discussion with local community leaders discussing minority health topics. In addition, food demonstrations will be provided showing how health can be improved by eating nutritious foods.

The free event recognizing National Minority Health Month is open to the public!