Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted its 6th Annual Back to School Wellness Festival on recently at their Isaac Coggs – Heritage Health Center, 8200 West Silver Spring Drive. The national theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities”. This year’s festival will celebrate delivering Quality Care in a Culturally Compassionate Manner to benefit our patients, families and community. Congresswoman Gwen Moore and many local elected officials will be in attendance.
The Back to School Wellness Festival is free and open to the public and will include various health screenings, education, food, and entertainment. Children will receive backpacks and school supplies, while supplies last, as well as have the opportunity to participate in games and activities. Community leaders and exhibitors, representing community-based health and social service agencies will be in attendance. MHSI physicians and clinicians will be on hand to answer primary healthcare related questions.
The main objective of the Back-To-School event is, “to increase the attendees awareness of various community agencies and empower them to take action through the utilization of services and resources provided”, said Crystal Logan, MHSI Community Relations Manager.
The Back to School Wellness Festival is made possible through sponsorships and donations from various organizations. Last year’s major sponsors were: United Healthcare Community Plan, Everest College, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Children’s Community Health Plan, Community Connect Health Plan and food was donated and prepared by Gumboman Catering Services. You can help Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. with this event by becoming a sponsor or making a donation. Please contact Ms. Logan at 414-267-2650 or email: [email protected] for more information.
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is one of four Federally Qualified Health Centers located in the city of Milwaukee. The mission of MHSI is to provide affordable, accessible, quality primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with the continuing emphasis on medically-underserved families and individuals. MHSI operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MHS Convenient Care Clinic located in the Midtown Piggly Wiggly at 4061 N. 54th Street.