Free health screenings and classes offered in Detroit for Public Health Week

The Detroit Health Department is hosting Public Health Week, which offers free health screenings to residents all week. In collaboration with the Detroit Police Department precincts, recreation centers, and community members, a variety of screenings and classes are being held.

Last year, a similar event was held with screenings and vaccines. This year’s event includes blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and kidney function checks, HIV and syphilis testing, fitness classes, CPR and Narcan training, mental health makeovers, lead screenings, and a men’s panel discussion called Cuts and Conversations.

Senior health and wellness screenings will take place at St. Pat’s Senior Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while Thursday will feature health and wellness screenings 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, the Justice Walk will take place at 2875 W. Grand Blvd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while on Saturday Cuts and Conversations will be held at Heilmann Recreation Center and Ford Resource from noon to 2 p.m., as well as Mental Health Makeover and Massages at the same location. Dads and Sons Basketball Challenge will also take place from 2:30-5 p.m that day too .

For more information about the events taking place during Public Health Week in Detroit or how to get involved with this initiative residents can contact the Detroit Health Department at (313) -876-4000 or visit their website for more details

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