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Sexual assault assistance and flu prevention are focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery,” this Friday, January 4 at new 2 p.m. time slot on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 4, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., January 3, 2019—Rajan Parikh, community educator for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Victims Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP); Ingrid Lizama, community health educator for the Latino Health Initiative; and Jeanett Peralta, nurse manager for DHHS will be the featured guests on the Friday, January 4 episode of En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned in with the Montgomery County Council), which airs in a new 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. time slot. The show will air at 2 p.m. on Fridays going forward.

Rajan Parikh will discuss the resources available through VASAP to County residents who have been victims of sexual assault or other crimes including robbery and hate crimes. These resources include crisis and ongoing counseling and advocacy, among others.

Ingrid Limaza and Jeanett Peralta will provide information on things residents can do to avoid catching the flu this winter and the resources provided by the County to address the flu, which include preemptive vaccinations.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.
In addition to the radio broadcast, the show can be heard via the Internet at:
https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-America-WACA-1540-AM-s6029/ .

Video links with a summary of the show are available each week at the County Council's mobile friendly web site at:
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council .

You can also watch on Facebook Live: @concejodelcondadodemontgomery .

Release ID: 19-001
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926