Frank Black Middle School will host the Northwest Community Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.—noon on the school grounds at 1575 Chantilly Ln.
A partnership between Houston ISD, northwest area churches and healthcare providers from around Houston, the fair aims to connect community members with the physical and mental health options and resources available to them.
“The idea is to bring everyone together and have a free event that has elements to it that will provide this information,” said Stevens Elementary Wraparound Specialist Tim Weltin, who is helping to coordinate the event.
The fair will feature topics such as immunizations, affordable clinic information and special needs resources as well as special breakout sessions on cyber bullying, stress management, suicide prevention and mental health wellness.
Vendors for the event include Humana, Interfaith Ministries and Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, the latter of which has an office at 2150 W. 18th St. in the Heights.
Additionally, there will be prize drawings that include Astros and Rockets tickets, autographed Texans gear, tablets, laptops and more. Weltin said the event is the first collaboration of its kind and is free and open to all community members.
Anyone wishing to pre-register, donate, volunteer or find more information on the fair can visit the event’s website at nwcommunityhealthfair.com/.