DOTHAN, Alabama, November 10, 2022 - The Bright Key® program at Morris Slingluff Elementary School will host a Family Health & Wellness Fair for Slingluff families on Thursday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event - an initiative of the Bright Key® Slingluff Parent & Family Engagement Team - is meant to increase awareness among families of the health resources available in the community.
The health fair will feature exhibit booths from both local hospital systems as well as other health offices and organizations. Attendees will benefit from on-site health screenings, demonstrations and education related to various health and wellness topics. Topics highlighted include chronic illness, diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, stroke, routine lab work and preventative care. There will be a hands-only CPR demonstration, child car safety restraint information, nutrition education and self-care tips for parents and caregivers. Pediatric health will also be a key topic.
The following local groups have signed on to participate with more registering each day:
Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems’s Urban SNAP-Ed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Alabama Department of Public Health Southeastern Districts
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Southeastern Pediatric Associates
Personnel Resources will also be on hand to offer on-site employment coaching and job opportunities.
“I am very excited about the health fair and look forward to meeting the parents and families,” said Bright Key® Slingluff Resource Coordinator Rosalind James.
For more information about the Bright Key® program and this event, contact Bright Key® District Coordinator for Dothan City Schools, Brittany Shepard, at (334)589-9148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media outlets are invited to attend the Family Health & Wellness Fair.
ABOUT Bright Key®
Bright Key® is a partnership between Wiregrass Foundation and Dothan City Schools to pilot an innovative, grassroots community school initiative in area schools Bright Key® involves school-community stakeholders (teachers, parents, and others) in the identification and implementation of programs and services to maximize the academic potential of every child. Each school’s program is uniquely tailored to positively impact the children, schools, families and communities of the individual school. Programs and services will be invited into the schools through a self-sustaining partner model that will continually engage the active participation of the stakeholders. Bright Key® has been at Highlands Elementary and Selma Street Elementary for over six years and has expanded to Heard Elementary and Morris Slingluff Elementary where the initiative is in its second year.