Public Health Week Forums Open Monday Night

The Mesa County Health Department wants to introduce residents to some of the health issues facing the county and encourage people to join different panels.

A full slate of programs are scheduled for Public Health Week, which begins today.

Tonight from 6 to 7pm the dangers of methamphetamine are highlighted. That meeting is at the Community Services Building at 29 1/2 Road and North Avenue.

Tuesday night from 5 to 7 a meeting to discuss underage drinking is planned, also at the Community Services Building.

Wednesday a health Community Open House will be held from noon to 7pm at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. Immunizations and other health-prevention programs are not available at the open house, whose purpose is to introduce people to programs that need community support.

Meetings continue Thursday with a Youth Obesity Forum. That meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8pm at the Grand Junction City Hall. All meetings are free and open to the public.