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Detroit provides free health screenings and classes for Public Health Week


Apr 2, 2024

Detroit is hosting a week-long event in honor of Public Health Week, offering free health screenings to residents. The Detroit Health Department has teamed up with various community partners to provide screenings and classes at different locations throughout the city. Last year, a similar event was held that featured screenings and vaccines, and this year, even more offerings are available.

Attendees can take advantage of screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, kidney function, HIV, and syphilis, as well as participate in fitness classes, CPR training, Narcan training, mental health makeovers and massages, lead screenings, and a men’s panel discussion called Cuts and Conversations. Locations and times for the screenings and events vary throughout the week.

On Wednesday, there will be a senior health and wellness event at St. Pat’s Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Thursday, a health and wellness event will take place at Patton Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by an iDecide Teen Open House at the Detroit Health Department from 5-7:30 p.m. On Friday, a Justice Walk will be held at 2875 W. Grand Blvd. On Saturday, events include Cuts and Conversations at Heilmann Recreation Center and Ford Resource Center from noon to 2 p.m., as well as Mental Health Makeover and Massages from noon to 2 p.m. and a Dads and Sons Basketball Challenge from 2:30-5 p.m., all located at 15491 Maddelein St.

For more information, residents can contact the Detroit Health Department at 313-876-4000. Dana Afana, the Detroit city hall reporter for the Free Press, can also be contacted for further details.

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