Milwaukee’s Urban Indian Health Center: Celebrates National Health Center Week 2017 with Inaugural Health Fair

Lisa Anderson
[email protected]
(414) 316-5036

Milwaukee’s Urban Indian Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week 2017 with Inaugural Health Fair

Mayor Tom Barrett, along with 12th District Alderman José Pérez, the City of Milwaukee, Department of Neighborhood Services, and the Historic Mitchell Business Improvement District welcomes the community to a free Health Fair and Open House, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Ignace Community Health Fair is one of many events around the country celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW). The national campaign runs August 13th-19th with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades. The goal of the Ignace Community Health Fair is to strengthen community partnerships and collaboration to increase health awareness and promote community wellness.

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC) is one of 18 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Wisconsin; The Center serves more than 8,000 patients on the south side of Milwaukee, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care.
Local agencies and sponsors are providing a fun community Health Fair & Open House at the GLIIHC Parking Lot on Historic Mitchell Street, on Milwaukee’s south side. At 11:00 am Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman José Pérez, and GLIIHC leadership will provide a Welcome & Invocation, followed by a free lunch for all.

Local community business, organizations and municipalities are collaborating to offer free health screenings (e.g. blood pressure, glucose, breast, etc.), a farmers market, a Native cultural tent (herb product demos, teas scrubs, etc.), fitness demonstrations, and music. Everyone who participates is eligible to win prizes. The health screenings and other activities are for children and adults of all ages. All elements of the Community Health Fair are FREE!

What: GLIIHC Community Health Fair & Open House
Where: 930 W. Historic Mitchell St. (Corner of S. 10th St. & W. Mitchell St.)
When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Lisa Olson, MSW
Director of Policy and Programs
[email protected] | (608) 443-2946
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association