Youth Health Service Corps Discusses Health Issues In Communities

On Wednesday February 12, La Fuerza Juventud and members of several chapters of the Youth Health Service Corps gathered for a press conference at Lincoln United Methodist Church in Pilsen. Key speakers and current Benito Juarez students Ofelia Martinez and Daniel Rivera spoke about their continued support of the establishment of Pure Metal Recycling in Pilsen.

“The overall health of the community is dependent on healthy economics. Many in our neighborhood are unemployed or underemployed and we see the negative health effects this has on all of us,” the students said.

The Youth Health Service Corps provides regular health fairs where they provide screenings for the five main diseases that affect our community: asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDs, hypertension and diabetes.

Benito Juarez High School will be holding an upcoming health from on March 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health fair is free and open to the public.

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