Hosted by the McKinney Foundation in partnership with Wayne State University and others, the 13th Annual Health Detroit Exposition will draw more than 100 attendees to Detroit’s Milliken State Park and Harbor on August 9. I was.
The expo aims to raise awareness among Detroiters of the region’s free and low-cost wellness and preventive health programs.
“Wayne State University is passionate about providing public health services to the Detroit community. Our participation in the McKinney Foundation Health Expo provides another opportunity to do so. said WSU Community Director Stacey Clayton.
WSU’s CURES program, Wayne Pediatrics, and Wayne Health Mobile Unit were on hand to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, blood pressure testing, and general physicals. Children received free eye tests and free glasses. The expo also featured lunches, DJs, and other entertainment.
“This event is a love affair,” explained Tia McKinney, founder and executive director of the McKinney Foundation. “As we enter our 20th year and are committed to advancing health equity, we are in a post-pandemic situation and have health issues. COVID-19 makes that clear. It helped me a lot, but I also emphasized the importance of the work we do. It is very important to incorporate healthy living into our daily lives.”
Several other organizations and businesses also supported the event, including the Detroit Pistons, Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Detroit Wayne County Community College.
For more information about the McKinney Foundation, please visit mckinneyfoundation.org.