Davis Street was excited to host their 2nd annual Health Fair last Saturday, March 12! The event featured a fun filled afternoon complete with games, prizes and most importantly, health screenings and linkages to resources throughout the community.
Despite the weather, more than 1,000 people attended the health fair on Saturday. Families, seniors and children were able to receive complimentary dental screenings, blood pressure checks and linkages to other health resources and insurance enrollment like Medi-Cal and Covered CA.
Staff from Davis Street’s Primary Care Clinic provided free blood pressure tests throughout the day and the Davis Street Dental staff provided nearly 500, free dental screenings! Delicious and complimentary BBQ lunch was available to all attendees thanks to Local 55 Firefighters Union of Alameda County and Saag’s Specialty Meats. The event also featured a mini-farmers market that handed out complimentary fresh produce to attendees thanks to Pacific International Marketing. Attendees were also able to tour the newly renovated Davis Street Primary Care Clinic. Throughout the event fantastic music played, the program included State Assemblymember Rob Bonta, who praised Davis Street’s programs and spoke of the continued need for increased access to health care.
Overall, the fair was fun for the whole family, with carnival games, face painting and more than 25 community resource booths. Participants included: Alameda County Fire Department, San Leandro Police Department, 211, 4 C’s Of Alameda County, Alameda Alliance, Al-Anon, Building Futures for Women and Children, Davis Street Wellness Center, Alameda MED Project, Eden Healthcare District, Family Education Resource Center, First 5, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Life Chiropractic School, Purple City Alliance, Rubicon Programs, San Leandro Friends of the Creek, San Leandro Parks and Recreation Department, San Leandro Unified School District Health & Wellness Center, Spectrum, Spine and Sportcare, Stepping Stones Growth Center, Vision Home Health, WIC – Women, Infants and Children.