Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) will host its 5th Annual Back to School Wellness Festival on Aug. 12, 2011 from Noon to 4:00 pm. at their Isaac Coggs – Heritage Health Center location 8200 West Silver Spring Drive. The national theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Serving Locally, Leading Nationally”. This year’s festival will celebrate the legacy of C.C. Henderson, former President and CEO, who passed away unexpectedly just two weeks after last year’s festival. The Back to School Wellness Festival is free and open to the public and will include various health screenings, education, food, and entertainment. Children will receive backpacks and school supplies as well as have the opportunity to participate in games and activities.
Community leaders and exhibitors, representing community- based health and social services agencies will be attending the event. Food will be donated and prepared by Gumboman Catering Services. Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. physicians and clinicians will be on hand to answer parents’ and children health related questions. The primary objective of this Back-To-School event is to,” impact knowledge about health topics that sufficiently effect our community such as: asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of practicing preventative health,” said Crystal Logan, Milwaukee Health Services Community Relations Manager.
You can help Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. with this event by donating or becoming an exhibitor. Please contact Ms. Logan at 414- 760-3900 ext 4037 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is one of four Federally Qualified Health Centers located in the city of Milwaukee. The mission of MHSI is to provide accessible, quality primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with the continuing emphasis on medically-underserved families and individuals.
MHSI operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MHS Convenient Care Clinic located in the Midtown Piggly Wiggly at 4061 N. 54th Street.