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August 8, 2017 > Health Fair fun for the family

Health Fair fun for the family

By Victor Carvellas

Davis Street is excited to host its 3rd annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 12! Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the health fair. Between 1,500 and 2,000 are expected to attend this yearÕs fun-filled event. Adults can get complimentary blood pressure checks and kids, free dental screenings. Volunteers will be on hand to provide information related to health resources, help with insurance enrollment for Medi-Cal and Covered CA, and assistance applying to CalFresh, a California state program for helping low-income families put healthy food on the table.

A delicious and complimentary BBQ lunch is available to all attendees thanks to Local 55 Firefighters Union of Alameda County (who will do the cooking) and SaagÕs Specialty Meats, who donated the meats. The event will also feature a mini-farmers market where vendors will provide complimentary fresh produce to attendees thanks to Pacific International Marketing. Guests should be sure to tour the newly renovated Davis Street Primary Care Clinic. A DJ will provide music to create a festive mood.

More than just a health fair, the event promises to be fun for the whole family, with carnival games, face painting and 25 community resource booths. This yearÕs scheduled participants include: Alameda Alliance; Alameda County / Firefighters Local 55; Alameda County Fire Department; Alameda County Health Care Service Agency; Alameda County Food Bank, Alameda Health Systems, Sexual Assault Response and Recover Team; Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups; Building Futures for Women and Children; Drivers for Survivors; Eden Health District; Eden I&R / 2-1-1 Alameda County; FeelSafe Wireless; George Mark Children's House; Golden Gate Sleep Centers; Healthy Relationships California; Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation; Rep. Barbara Lee's Office; Rubicon Programs; San Leandro Police Department; San Leandro Recreation and Human Services; San Leandro Youth Soccer League; East Bay Agency for Children; Stepping Stones Growth Center; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

For more than 45 years, Davis Street has helped low income families of the Eden area and the surrounding communities improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. Today, Davis Street offers a comprehensive safety net that helps clients navigate their journey to financial, physical, and mental well-being. Davis Street programs include, emergency food and clothing, subsidized child care, housing and utility assistance and referrals, five child care centers and a newly renovated state of the art Primary Care Clinic providing medical, dental and behavioral health services.

Davis Street Health Fair
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. Ð 2:00 p.m.
Davis Street Community Center
3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro
For more information call (510) 347-4620 ext. 113

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