Pathway To Health community block party

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Updated: 11/07/2013 8:36 am Published: 11/06/2013 8:30 pm

The Tulsa Health Department's Pathways to Health (P2H) partnership is hosting a free community block party Thursday November 7th from 4:30-7 p.m. at Marshall Elementary School, 1142 E. 56 St.

This interactive and family-friendly event will include games, health screenings, health insurance information, walking tours, snacks and fun for all ages.

The event is the third in a series of block parties in six regions across Tulsa County hosted by the P2H partnership to improve health in Tulsa County.

The geographic regions are based off of the recent Community Health Needs Assessment.

"There are so many agencies, coalitions and organizations working to improve the health of residents across Tulsa County. We're coming to your neighborhood so everyone has the opportunity to learn about resources available in your own back yard," said Dr. Bruce Dart, Tulsa Health Department director.

The series kicked off in September with an event at Hicks Park for the East region, additional block parties will be held in the spring in the North, South and West regions.

The idea for the block parties came from the recently released Community Health Improvement Plan, which sets goals to improve the health of Tulsa County residents in six priority areas identified by community residents – poor diet, inactivity, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, chronic disease, access to health care, and tobacco use

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