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DOH-Broward Brings Education to Save-a-Lot Stores

By Florida Department of Health in Broward, Public Information Office

November 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2014

(Broward County, FL) - As part of a new partnership to improve the health of our community, the
Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) and Save-a-lot Food Stores will team
up to deliver health services and health education to the community on a regular basis.


Starting on Friday, November 21, 2014, DOH-Broward will conduct educational events at two Save-alot
stores, to encourage the community to sign up for free mammograms, free pap smears, and free
and low-cost KidCare health insurance for children (schedule below).


Once a month, a mobile mammovan will come to the stores to give free mammograms to those with
appointments. Dates are not determined yet.


“We are pleased to join Save-a-lot in informing our community about these services, and to encourage
preventive health care,” says Dr. Paula Thaqi, MPH, MD, Director of DOH-Broward.


In the near future, DOH-Broward plans to expand the events at the two Fort Lauderdale-area stores to
include testing for HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition, the Department
anticipates extending the effort to Save-a-lot’s two other stores, in the Hollywood area.


“Save-a-lot believes that promoting health and wellness is good for our customers and for the
community,” says Greg Mooridian, Director of Operations at the four Save-a-lot stores in Broward
County. “We are happy to make our stores available for this effort.”


More information:
Candy Sims, 954-467-4784, cell-954-895-5745 or candy.sims@flhealth.gov
Bob LaMendola, 954-213-0607 or robert.lamendola@flhealth.gov
Greg Mooridian, Save-a-lot, 303-641-1432 or gregm@leevers.com

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