CDC National Networks continue to support LGBTT health efforts in Puerto Rico

by Juan Carlos Vega, Guest Blogger
From Sticky Fingers Vegan Coffee Place in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 8:00 PM until 12:00 midnight, the CDC National Networks will continue its support to the LGBTT communities of Puerto Rico by participating in the upcoming Health Fair sponsored by the local community-based group, Transexuales y Transgéneros en Marcha (TTM).  Local Network representatives will distribute educational materials and present during the evening’s panels.  This will be an excellent opportunity to reach out to the Latino/a trans communities in Puerto Rico.  We look forward to a very enriching evening.

During TTM's Health Fair participants will have the opportunity to be tested for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, STD's, HIV, and vision, among other health conditions.

Published by Activist Librarian

Mi nombre es Juan Carlos Vega. I am constantly exploring the role that information access and libraries play in community development and engagement and in the reduction of health and social disparities. I was part of the original team digitizing cartographic materials at the Library of Congress and have managed special libraries at the National Latino Council on Alcohol & Tobacco Prevention, The Praxis Project, the Art Museum of Puerto Rico, and the Sila M. Calderón Foundation. I have lived in Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more about my work and let's engage in a conversation about how to create change!

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