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September 08, 2010

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Trenton Church Joins Effort to Help Make Communities Healthier


††††††††† On Thursday, September 9, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh will visit Trinity Episcopal Cathedralís Healthier Heart Farmerís Market at 801 W. State St. in Trenton.

As part of Minority and Multicultural Health Month in New Jersey, Dr. Alaigh will highlight Trinityís important work in bringing affordable, healthy foods to low-income urban areas.† She will also welcome Trinity as the first religious congregation to join Shaping NJ, the stateís public-private partnership to reduce obesity and promote policies that can help make New Jerseyís communities healthier places to live.

The Healthier Heart Farmerís Marker also offers blood pressure and glucose screenings, and other health education programs to members of the community.

Commissioner Alaigh will be joined at the 12:30 p.m. event by representatives of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.†

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