Berkeley College Supports Hispanic Health through Annual Wellness Fair

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE SUPPORTS HISPANIC HEALTH
THROUGH ANNUAL WELLNESS FAIR

 

Berkeley College was a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCCNJ) Health and Wellness Fair, held recently at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ. The event invited residents statewide to learn about health and wellness, as well as careers in the healthcare fields. 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hispanics face a higher death rate from diabetes, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure and obesity. The CDC encourages healthcare professionals to work to eliminate language barriers and counsel high-risk patients. 

During the wellness fair, Berkeley College students and professors conducted health screenings and more than 100 exhibitors – including large corporations, small businesses, and independent health professionals – shared their knowledge about best practices and products. Berkeley was also featured in a segment about the health fair on Ana Pereyra’s program, “En Directo.”

“Health is very important to employees and businesses,” Carlos Medina, President of the SHCCNJ, told “En Directo,” adding that many business owners are focusing on the health industry. 

Panelists from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies included Patricia Gonzalez, MD, Professor, Medical Assistant program, and Jose A. Montalvo, MD, RMA, CCMA, Interim Chair, Health Sciences, who participated in the “Good Health Starts with Breastfeeding.” Also, Alejandro Henao, MD, Professor, Medical Assistant program, participated in “The Importance of Preventive Medicine.” 

The Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, and other elected officials welcomed guests to the event. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which will begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree in Management in September 2015. 

Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address iswww.BerkeleyCollege.edu

 Berkeley College at Hispanic Health Fair

Photo Caption A: Jose Montalvo, MD, RMA, CCMA, Interim Chair, Health Sciences (left), and Alejandro Henao, MD, Professor, Medical Assistant program (right), both Berkeley College School of Health Studies, join Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka at the 2nd Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Fair.

 Berkeley College at Hispanic Health Fair

Photo Caption B: A student from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies conducts a health screening on a reporter for Ana Pereyra’s program, “En Directo” during the 2nd Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Fair.

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