Let’s BReATHe

The Shelby County Health Department will sponsor the community-wide Let’s BReATHe (Be Recognized As Tobacco Healthy)Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tiger Lane450 Early Maxwell Blvd Memphis, TN 38104. This event will serve to increase health awareness through education and prevention.

The Shelby County Health Department believes the Let’s BReATHe Back to School Health Fair will provide a valuable service to our community. We would like to provide basic well-child screeningsimmunizations, as well as blood pressure and glucose checks. A variety of informational booths will be available to help the community become more aware of the many health/safety-related programs, services and providers located in our surrounding community.

 The Let’s BReATHe Back to School Health Fair will be open to all ages – both adults and children, and we anticipate a large attendance. All vendors will provide some form of information/educational materials, demonstrations, services, and/ or promotional items for the event.

Other sources of support have come from confirmations of participation from the City of Memphis Parks & Recreation, Amerigroup, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Lung Association, Porter Leath, Memphis Police Department,Memphis Fire Department, University of Memphis’ Fit Kids, Well Child, Inc., LeBonheur Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, DentaQuest, Dr.Davida Holloman (Pediatric Dentist), Dr. Carolyn Whitney (Sports Physicals), MLGW OutreachNational Business College, Southern College of Optometry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.  Tobacco Use Prevention, Tobacco Settlement, Chronic Disease, Health Risk and TENNderCare programs are spearheading the event, but we also have participation from several sections in the Shelby County Health Department, such as Immunizations, Infectious Disease, and Lead Program.

Come join the FUN!!!