Teen pregnancy, immunizations and driving while impaired are featured topics on the upcoming episodes of Salud y Vida.
"With the talents and capabilities we have in health communications, it was natural for the Health Department to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community with these prevention messages," says Mecklenburg County Health Director Peter Safir.
It is the Spanish-speaking community that will, in part, decide the future of Salud y Vida. During the show, a number will run at the bottom of the screen encouraging viewers to call if they would like to see additional programming like Salud y Vida. The Health Department hopes to use this data to show potential sponsors that there is a market for the program to help offset the costs of its production.
The Health Department also produces the award-winning television program Healthy Connections, ABLE! All Bodies Like Exercise and other television and video special projects as well as a Spanish-language safe food handling video and public service announcements on carbon monoxide (CO) and mammography. Along with Healthy Connections, Salud y Vida also runs on the Government Channel which is channel 16 on Time-Warner Cable and 232 on Time-Warner Digital Cable.
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