Detroit Health Department to Celebrate National Public Health Week
Health Activities Planned Across the City Promoting Public Health from April 4 to April 8
“We address public health from a holistic approach: mind, body and spirit,” said Dr. Yvonne Anthony, DHWP Director and Public Health Officer. “Addressing all three areas can help individuals find true wellness in their lives.”
The observance will begin with an official welcome and “Hustle for Health” dance session in the Herman Kiefer Health Complex Byron lobby, followed by a healthy snack free for the community.
Each day DHWP will hold a “Know Your Numbers” segment, which will provide glucose, blood pressure and other health screenings. Each day will also feature a “Health Happenings” segment offering introductory classes for Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba and other alternative wellness activities. (Click on picture to enlarge for activities)
Additionally, community health activities will be conducted at selected
Additional highlights include a “Health Movie Matinee” on Wednesday, featuring a movie focusing on healthy lifestyles; and on Thursday a special Public Health Grand Rounds with Dr. Anthony speaking on “Holistic Health: The Self Help Menu.” This Grand Rounds topic will introduce the holistic approach to public health to the community.
The week, filled with health education activities, will culminate on Friday, April 8 with a “Walk Against Obesity” - lead by Dr. Anthony - that will include the participation of not only various DHWP program staff but local walking clubs, businesses and community organizations.
“Living healthy lifestyles is essential to prevention,” said Dr. Anthony. “Physical activity such as walking is a small step toward a big positive change in your own personal lifestyle.”
A rally and lunch-and-learn health fair will begin immediately after the walk. The health fair will highlight all DHWP programs and services. The fair will feature organized activity stations that promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity. Here, health passports can be stamped at each station and can be redeemed for a chance at a grand prize drawing.
After the rally, a special food demonstration and presentation will be given during the lunchtime hour by the celebrated, non-profit
For more information, please visit www.detroitmi.gov or call 313-876-4444.