Delicious food, live music, family fun, FREE dental cleanings and FREE blood pressure checks! That’s what you’ll find at United Family Medicine’s third annual Healthy West 7th Block Party, presented by The Language Banc, Thursday, August 16th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 1026 West 7th Street in Saint Paul. Together with neighborhood businesses and organizations, United Family Medicine is committed to building and supporting the growing vibrancy and health of our unique West 7th neighborhood.
Dunk your favorite UFM provider or staff member in the Dunk-A-Doc Dunk Tank. Find out the sugar content in everyday drinks. Enjoy musical entertainment from local bands (including our very own Dr. Tim Rumsey’s band, the Rhythm Pups) and dance troops. Walk through a giant super colon. Eat food from delicious local food trucks. Visit with fire fighters and fire engines at the Fire Station, free face painting, free wacky hair, bounce houses and plenty of other family friendly activities.
National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Early on, health centers and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized the benefits of joining together to celebrate and showcase their programs and deliver a strong message nationwide for health centers and their patients. National Health Center Week provides an ideal occasion to celebrate the long record of success and delivery of high quality, cost effective, and accessible care across the nation. It is a great opportunity for health centers to speak out and tell the story of their community-based model of care, and increase public awareness of what they do and how they do it.
In celebration of National Health Center Week, Healthy West 7th Block Party celebrates all the ways our community supports leading a healthy lifestyle. Unlike other health fairs, the Healthy West 7th Block Party is brings together businesses and organizations, highlighting all the ways we are working together to build a stronger, healthier community- providing opportunities to learn and engage in discussions about important topics.
In 2017, the Block Party brought together 45 different community businesses and agencies with over 400 community members in attendance.
For more information about the activities being offered by UFM and partners during the Healthy West 7th Block Party, visit www.unitedfamilymedicine.org/events or find and “Like” United Family Medicine on Facebook. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please call 651-241-1103.