Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will host a public health forum at Crenshaw High School, 5010 11th Ave., L.A. on Monday, Oct. 27, to provide the facts on infectious diseases and highlight preventative health measures residents can take to halt their spread.

U.S. Representative Karen Bass joins Ridley-Thomas in sponsoring this important community public health forum. The event includes two panel discussions—one on the federal, state and local governments’ efforts to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and a second on the importance of a robust vaccination program to prevent the spread of contagious childhood diseases.

“From Flu to Ebola: What You Need to Know!—A 54th Assembly District Community Health Alert on Preventing the Spread of Communicable Diseases”—will feature a flu shot clinic providing free vaccinations starting at 6 p.m. for adults and children.

Dr. Michael R. Cousineau of the USC Keck School of Medicine will join state, county and school district health officials participating in the forum’s public health discussion.

“From Flu to Ebola: What You Need to Know!” will take place from 6 – 8 p.m.

California’s 54th Assembly District encompasses Culver City and unincorporated Ladera Heights, and the Los Angeles communities of Mar Vista, Palms, Westwood, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, Faircrest Heights, Century City, Holmby Hills, Mid City, Lafayette Square, Baldwin Hills, View Park, Windsor Hills, Crenshaw District, Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and Park Mesa Heights. For more information on Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, go to: http://asmdc.org/members/a54/