City of Toledo and Mercy Health announce the first Talk About What We Walk About health event

Friday, June 10, 2022

The City of Toledo and Mercy Health have partnered to present the first Talk About What We Walk About health event to be held Saturday, June 11 at the Frederick Douglass Center.

Together with our community partners including Community CPR 419, SafetyNest LLC, and the African American Male Wellness Agency, the event encourages personal wellness and education on health and safety. Together, we are building a sense of unity for the betterment of all lives. Take care of what’s most important, your health and your life.

“The City of Toledo is concerned about the health and well-being of our employees as well as all residents of Toledo,” said Director of Diversity and inclusion Lacy DeBerry. “We are pleased to partner with these great organizations on this important event.”

“In keeping with our mission of providing good help to those in need, Mercy Health is pleased to be partnering with the City of Toledo to strengthen the overall health and wellness of our community,” added Jessica Henry, director, Community Health, Mercy Health - Toledo. “Together with our partners, we continue to make significant strides in addressing community health and safety concerns in a proactive and meaningful way.”

Since 2004, The National African American Male Wellness Agency has provided over 4,000 free health screenings yearly and innovative health education programs. "Our mission is to reduce disparities in premature death and chronic diseases among African American Males," said the Community Engagement Coordinator Vanshone Sawyer. "Opening this event to all community members means is significant to everyone's health and well-being."

Mercy Health will be providing blood pressure and blood sugar screenings as well as information on chronic disease management. Members of the Mercy Health – Toledo Trauma Recovery Center will also be on hand to provide resources to victims of crime on how to access services.

SafetyNest LLC and Community CPR 419 will be holding CPR courses for Toledo residents, the first 50 people will receive CPR and AED certification. Dr. Stanley Thompson with the Janssen Healthy Directions program will be presenting on the signs, symptoms and dangers of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

The City of Toledo will provide information on important programs that improve the quality of life, including lead line replacement, mortgage assistance, mediation training, and summer programs for youth.

Who: The City of Toledo, Mercy Health, Community CPR 419, SafetyNest LLC, and the African American Male Wellness Agency
Talk About What We Walk Bout Health Event
Saturday, June 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Frederick Douglass Center, 1001 Indiana Ave.