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Public Health Week to kick off April 1 in Detroit

staticwire | March 31, 2024
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DETROIT, MICH (NPR) — The Detroit Health Department, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department precincts, recreation centers, and community organizations, is gearing up to host Public Health Week for the second year in a row. This year’s theme, “Centering and Celebrating Culture in Health,” aims to spotlight the vital role that public health services play in the well-being of Detroit residents.

The upcoming Public Health Week will offer a variety of health screenings and activities designed to promote overall wellness. The event will feature checks for blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol, and kidney function, as well as HIV and syphilis testing. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in fitness classes, CPR training, Narcan training and kit distribution, mental health makeovers, lead screenings, and “Cuts and Conversations” sessions. Additionally, there will be a men’s panel discussion to address specific health concerns facing men in the community.

The screenings and activities will be held at various locations, including the Detroit Health Department, Detroit Police Precincts, and City of Detroit Recreation Centers. The schedule for Public Health Week is as follows:
– Monday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Tuesday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Wednesday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Friday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Saturday, April 6 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on specific times and locations of the screenings and activities, individuals can visit the Detroit Health Department’s website at www.detroitmi.gov/health.

Public Health Week serves as a valuable opportunity for Detroit residents to proactively engage in their health and well-being. By offering a range of services and information, the event strives to empower individuals to take charge of their health and make informed decisions about their overall wellness.

As Public Health Week approaches, the Detroit Health Department, Detroit Police Department, and community partners are committed to promoting a culture of health and wellness that celebrates the diverse backgrounds and traditions of the city’s residents. Through collaborative efforts and community engagement, Public Health Week aims to make a positive impact on the health outcomes of Detroiters and foster a culture of holistic well-being for all.

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