MPRO to Host Free Health Fair in Southwest Detroit
Health fair will be held at the newly created Ford Resource and Engagement Center
The free event is being held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, which is located at 2826 Bagley St., Detroit. The health fair will feature blood pressure screenings, body mass index (BMI) calculations, healthy eating tips, Heart Health 101 workshops and exercise demos.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our Disparities and Cardiac Health (DACH) Program to connect with the Southwest Detroit community,” said Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement Angela Vanker, MPH, MPRO. “We want to encourage people to live healthier lives and to educate communities on the dangers of high blood pressure and the associated risk for heart attack and stroke. This health fair is just one of the many free resources we have for the public.”
MPRO also provides a free heart health hotline where people can call to get information sent to their home. That number is 1-888-323-7279. The non-profit also just launched a website called Blood Pressure Health and You www.bloodpressurehealthandyou.org.
The free health fair is possible thanks to MPRO, the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation and Enhance Fitness®. The event is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact Anne Hein at firstname.lastname@example.org 248-465-7340.
MPRO is an independent non-profit and a national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. MPRO serves as the federally designated quality improvement organization (QIO) for Michigan under contract with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MPRO also provides consultative services, medical and utilization review and data analysis to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health agencies, healthcare facilities, private health plans and other third party payers.