Hamilton Health Network and Flint Area Links to host Black Family Wellness Expo

FLINT, Michigan — On Friday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hamilton Community Health Network and Flint Area Links, Incorporated will host a Black Family Wellness Expo at Hamilton’s main clinic located at 2900 N. Saginaw St. in Flint. 

During the event, families will be able to register for the Rx Kids program and learn about safety preparedness, behavioral health, and chronic kidney disease. There will also be blood pressure and glucose screenings on hand as well as COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.

Organizations that will be onsite at the wellness expo are Molina Health Care, HAP CareSource, Meridian, Mott Children’s Health Center, The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, The State Bank, the Flint Police Department, and Mott Community College Department of Public Safety.

Those in attendance will be entered to win gift cards, car seats, a tablet, and much more.

“Flint Area Links has developed a legacy throughout our 45 years in the Flint Community to help meet the needs of Genesee County residents,” said Karen Pugh, Flint Area (MI) Links President, in a recent press statement. “Over the past several years, we have noticed that many area families are not receiving regular medical care or screenings. We have partnered with Hamilton Community Health Network and our other community partners to create a one-stop location for people to access the resources they need and to provide an opportunity for them to enroll in critical health care programs to benefit the entire family.”

Clarence Pierce, CEO of Hamilton Community Health Network, spoke on health disparities within the Black community and the importance of regular health screenings.

“It is no secret that Black families are disproportionately affected by certain health disparities and need to gain a better understanding of these diseases and increase their focus on living a healthier lifestyle that includes vaccinations and regular screenings,” said Pierce in a press statement. “Hamilton Community Health Network is a federally qualified health center and patient-centered medical home that offers medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care throughout Genesee and Lapeer counties. We offer care to anyone - regardless of ability to pay.”

The Black Family Wellness Expo is a free event and open to the public. To learn more about Hamilton Community Health Network and its services, visit: hamiltonchn.org
To learn more about Flint Area Links, Incorporated, visit: flintarealinksinc.org
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