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City of Bloomington Sponsors a Public Health Week Event at Farmers' Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Woolery, Health Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 812.349.3851

CITY OF BLOOMINGTON SPONSORS A PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK EVENT AT FARMERS' MARKET

Bloomington, Ind.- Americans are living twenty years longer than their grandparents' generation, thanks largely to the work of public health in local communities. Still, people in many other high income countries live longer and suffer fewer health issues than Americans. That's why the American Public Health Association has created Generation Public Health.

This is a growing movement of people, communities and organizations. Their goal is to

create the healthiest nation in one generation. To get there we have to ensure conditions

that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy. During National Public Health Week which is celebrated annually across the nation during the first week of April.Public health events will be taking place throughout the country, for a comprehensive list of events taking place visit, the American Public Health Association's website at [https://www.nphw.org/events|https://www.nphw.org/events].

The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department and the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross will co-sponsor a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday April 9, 2016 at City Hall during the Bloomington Farmers' Market. Public health exhibits and health screenings will take place in the City Hall Atrium from 9am-noon; a community blood drive will be in City Hall Council Chambers from 9am-1pm, and yoga for children will take place in the McCloskey Conference Room from 10:00am-10:45am. Yoga for children is sponsored by the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth led by Alison Miller of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. The Prevent Child Abuse Chapter will provide face painting for children at their booth. IU Health Bloomington will offer blood pressure and A1C blood sugar screenings (no fasting necessary). Other screenings include Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Osmon Chiropractic and Pearle Vision. Public health exhibitors and not-for-profit organizations will educate the public on how their agencies contribute to a healthier community in Bloomington and Monroe County. Please stop by and visit the Bloomington Farmers' Market, where you can find healthy food choices for you and your family. All health screenings and activities are free of charge and open to the general public. For more information please contact City of Bloomington Health Projects Coordinator, Nancy Woolery at 812.349.3851 or [wooleryn@bloomington.in.gov|mailto:wooleryn@bloomington.in.gov].


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