National Public Health Week

April 7th – 12th

Find out more about the services of the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District as we observe National Public Health Week April 7-12. During the week, residents can come to learn more about the great services available through our agency and participate in a variety of FREE screenings being offered. Below is more information on screenings/activities being offered each day.

The week will end with the Health District’s participation in the Healthy Soul Food Demonstration and Health Fair at Carver Park Baptist Church on Saturday, April 12th from 11am-2pm. For more information, call 750-5631.

Weekly Events from 10am-2pm

Monday, April 7: Environmental Services will host a booth and showcase services provided.

Tuesday, April 8: Preparedness will host a booth and spotlight their services. Carter Blood Care will collect blood donations.

Wednesday, April 9: Immunization, Outreach and the WIC program will share a booth to highlight their services.   WIC will provide a taste test to compare whole milk, low-fat milk, and fat-free milk. 

Thursday, April 10: Health Education will host a booth and provide the following screenings – blood pressure, weight and BMI. Healthy snacks will be provided while supplies last.

Friday, April 11: Vital Statistics, HIV/STD, and TB will share a booth. HIV/STD will provide rapid testing and gift cards for those who complete the test.

Saturday, April 12: A Healthy Soul Food Demo and Health Fair will take place at Carver Park Baptist Church from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The following screenings will be provided for FREE– blood pressure checks, blood glucose screening, body mass index calculator, HIV/STD screenings and more.