Wayne Pediatrics presents community health exhibit at East Market with special guests Detroit City Football Club – Reuters

For the second year in a row, Wayne Pediatrics, Midtown’s newest integrative health care practice for children, will host a community health event focusing on the social determinants of health that impact families. This year, the firm will hold its health and nutrition exhibition under the theme “Treasure Your Health” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art Park Eastern Market on October 8 (rainy date October 15).

The event is free for the community.

Activities include interactions with members of the Detroit City Football Club, who will perform demonstrations and sign autographs. Children’s book author PJ Bass will be signing copies of his book for sale. Children will receive a treasure map with opportunities to collect up to 10 “treasures” while families visit resource stations that include:

• Primary care station (making an appointment with a pediatrician)

• Childhood Literacy Station (free books/book signing with author PJ Bass)

• Clothes station (lightly used children’s clothes, hats and gloves)

• Exercise station (resources and demonstrations)

• Food and fresh produce station (free food boxes)

• Horizons Project Station (HIV/AIDS testing/screening)

• Mental Health and Development Station (resources)

• Nutrition Station (resources and healthy snacks)

• Stay-Active Station (with Detroit City Football Club)

• Vaccination station (immunizations)

“We are thrilled once again to bring our practice to the community through this health expo with our partners to support the health and well-being of children in metro Detroit,” said Eric McGrath, MD, Infectious Diseases and Prevention, and Horizons Project HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment, Wayne Pediatrics. “In addition to free resources and fun, for families who may need to catch up on their children’s vaccinations, this will be a great time to get out and meet with our pediatricians and specialists and interact with a variety of community organizations.”

In partnership with the Detroit Health Department, vaccinations will be available for the whole family, including COVID -19 shots and boosters for babies as young as six months old. Student volunteers from Wayne State University School of Medicine will help administer the vaccines.

The Wayne Pediatrics Health and Nutrition Expo was made possible through a grant from the Michigan State Medical Society Foundation. Community partners supporting the exhibit include Detroit City Football Club, Detroit Health Department, Eastern Market, Henry Ford Health, and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

For more information, visit waynepediatrics.org or call 313-448-9978.

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