Media Release

Reminder: CHOICES Community Health Expo

Friday, April 24, 2009 1:00 AM

April 24, 2009

5 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County's CHOICES Health Services is holding its second annual CHOICES "Community Health Expo" on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville). The event showcases services provided by Alachua County agencies and organizations dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of county residents.

The event includes: prizes, face painting, McGruff the Crime Dog, and activities for adults and children. Guests may attend seminars on "Heart Health", and "Diabetes Prevention & Management". Local health professionals will offer free health screenings. Guests can also apply on-site for CHOICES Health Services, Florida KidCare, and food stamps. Alachua County Environmental Protection Department will give away free paint coupons to a limited number of guests (redeemable from April 27th to May 1st, 2009).

"We are excited about the opportunity to connect residents with valuable resources in our community" says Lorraine Austin, CHOICES Health Services Director.  "Residents may also attend classes and activities that are fun, informative and for the entire family."

To view the event flyer online, click here.

CHOICES Health Services is committed to providing quality healthcare to Alachua County residents.  To date, the program has provided services to more than 3500 County residents.

For more information about the Community Health Expo, contact Marie Small at 352-264-6739 or

For more information about CHOICES Health Services, or to apply, call 352-264-6772 or visit



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).