New Jersey Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Visits CHS Bridgeton
By Elizabeth Ransom, Director of Corporate Communications, and Niambi Wilder, Communications Coordinator
May 3, 2012
Dr. Arturo Brito, New Jersey's Department of Health Deputy Commissioner, visited the CHS Bridgeton
office last week to attend a health fair organized in honor of National Minority Health Month. The fair, called "Igualdad en la Salud Para Todos-Health Equity for All", catered to minority populations
disproportionately affected by health issues.
Dr. Brito, a pediatrician with a public health background and a special interest in minority health, commended CHS Bridgeton for its work and presented a proclamation from New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie declaring April Minority and Multicultural Month.
Cumberland County is one of the poorest in the state of New Jersey and is home to many minorities, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and migrant farm workers, who are disproportionately
affected by health problems. CHS Bridgeton manages several programs that aim to address their needs and improve their health, education, and wellbeing, including a diabetes program funded by the New Jersey
Department of Health.
Click here to read the press release about Dr. Brito's visit.
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