[Ok-sus] Ed Shadid Townhall Feb. 16th in OKC

David Glover davidhglover at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 11:51:38 CST 2012

Ed will be making the connection between our past, present and future local
planning decisions and their impact on health and sustainability.

See more:  https://www.facebook.com/events/304017306304208/

*Town hall meeting to focus on improving Oklahomans' health*

(January 27, 2012) - Residents are invited to learn how they can improve
public health in Oklahoma by attending a free health fair and town hall
meeting on Thursday, February 16 at the Marriott Hotel, 3233 NW
Expressway.  The meeting is hosted by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid.

The health fair begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include physical and mental
health screenings and information.  The meeting, titled “Public Health
Epidemics in Oklahoma,” starts at 7 p.m.  Both events are free and open to
the public.  Registration is not required.

“Oklahoma is rapidly becoming the leader in epidemics such as obesity, drug
and alcohol dependency and tobacco use,” Councilman Shadid said.
“Maintaining the status quo will result in tremendous personal, social and
economic pain and is unsustainable.  It’s time to fight back.”

Meeting speakers include Oklahoma Department of Health commissioner Dr.
Terry Cline; Oklahoma City County Health Department director Gary Cox;
Oklahoma Policy Institute director Dr. David Blatt; Oklahoma County
Commissioner Ray Vaughn, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance
Abuse director Terry White and Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid.

“We need to continue the federal healthcare debate while simultaneously
advocating for change on the state, local and personal level,” Shadid added.

Councilman Shadid represents Ward 2, which covers northwest Oklahoma City
from approximately NW 122 to NW 23 and from approximately Meridian to Santa

Contact ward2 at okc.gov for more information.
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