La Maestra Community Health Centers and Verizon Foundation Debut Healthcare Initiative for Children at National City Cinco de

 La Maestra Community Health Centers and Verizon Foundation Debut Healthcare
 Initiative for Children at National City Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Festival on
                                   April 27

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- La Maestra Community Health Centers,
a leading healthcare nonprofit in San Diego County, and the Verizon Foundation
will unveil a state-of-the-art mobile clinic vehicle at the National City
Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Festival on Saturday (April 27). Festival participants
can tour the mobile clinic -- equipped with the most advanced telemedicine and
X-ray systems technology -- and receive free health screenings and services.

The Verizon Foundation is partnering with La Maestra Community Health Centers
to accelerate new health care solutions focused on children to reduce
healthcare disparities, improve access and quality of care, and empower
patients in need with better chronic-disease management tools. Since last
fall, thousands of local children and families have had access to quality
medical and dental services, specialty care and health education at schools,
housing complexes, community events and key shopping areas in their
communities.

(Note: The media will have access to mobile clinic for technology
demonstrations)

WHEN:   Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program will feature
        special guests, continuous demos, tours of mobile unit and interviews.
WHERE: National City Cinco de Mayo Festival at Pepper Park
        3299 Tidelands Ave., National City.
WHO:   Ron Morrison, mayor of National City
        Greg Cox, San Diego Board of Supervisors
        Brian Clapper, National School District Board member
        Zara Marselian, CEO of La Maestra
        Janet Catalan, district manager, Verizon Wireless
        Parents and children who are La Maestra patients will be available to
        speak about receiving mobile clinic services and the impact on their
        family.
WHAT:
        - In many parts of the county, children are living in single-parent
        homes where neither child nor parent receives medical or dental care.
        According to the CDC, there are 4.8 million uninsured children in the
        U.S.
        - While many healthcare providers are still using film X-ray, the
        mobile clinic will soon add digital capabilities, allowing providers
        to catch potentially life-threatening conditions far in advance.
        - 7,631 students from schools impacted by new initiative have no
        access to regular medical care.



SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: R. Daniel Hernandez, La Maestra, 619-864-6505, rdaniel@lamaestra.org;
Ken Muche, Verizon, 949-286-8193, ken.muche@verizonwireless.com
 
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