Latinx Flint NEWS
Health Fair 2022
By Evelyn Cano | Latinx Flint Media
Youth attendee is active and moving at the Feria de Salud organized by the Latinx Technology & Community Center in collaboration with the Students from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: School of Nursing.
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FLINT, Michigan – The Latinx Technology & Community Center, with the assistance of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor nursing students, organized a “Feria de Salud” (Health Fair) on April 2, 2022. The purpose of the event was to assist partner health organizations engage and connect resources and services to the Latinx and Eastside community. This event was made possible with a generous sponsorship from HAP Health Insurance Company.
The Health Fair included different activities encouraging families to be healthy and active, such as bounce houses for children, inflatable games, basketball, and soccer nets. The atmosphere was family friendly, encouraging parents and children to spend time together with balloon artists and Dora and Diego mascot costumes that were playing with children, taking photos and even dancing. The event also had the purpose of offering healthy and delicious food, chicken tacos, prepared by Chef Maria G.
The Latinx Center is grateful for the partner health organizations that offered their time and services. During the health fair, organizations offered vaccines against covid-19, HIV testing, condoms and protection for safe sex, guest passes to the gym, motivational books, fitbits watches, and nutritional activities.
We would like to thank the partner health organizations that attended the event:
- Hamilton Community Health Network
- Genesee Health Plan
- Planned Parenthood
- U of M – School of Nursing, Students
- MSU – College of Human Medicine, Medical Students
- YMCA of Greater Flint
- Greater Flint Health Coalition: Commit to Fit
- Kellogg Eye Institute
- Hurley Hospital
- Genesee Health Systems
- Wellness Services
- Mifullness Poetry
- Flint Optical
- Catholic Charities
- Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV)
Bridging language & cultural barriers para una comunidad saludable!