Public Health Week is happening in Detroit this week, and citizens can take advantage of free health screenings at various locations throughout the week. The Detroit Health Department has partnered with local organizations to host a variety of events, including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and kidney function checks, HIV and syphilis testing, fitness classes, CPR and Narcan training, mental health makeovers, screenings and a men’s panel discussion called Cuts and Talks.

The event includes several screenings and events that will be held at different locations throughout the week. On Wednesday, seniors can receive health and wellness screenings at St. Pat’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Thursday, residents can attend health and wellness screenings at Patton Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the iDecide Teen Open House at the Detroit Health Department from 5-7:30 p.m. On Friday, the Justice Walk will be held at 2875 W. Grand Blvd from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. On Saturday, sessions and talks on mental health will be held at Heilmann Recreation Center and Ford Resource Center from noon to 2 p.m., as well as reshaping mental health and massage at the same location from 2:30-5:00 PM there will also be a father-son basketball challenge for more information residents can contact the Detroit Health Department at (313)876-4000 or follow Dana Afana @DanaAfana for more information about Public Health Week in Detroit

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