Local News Briefs

 Ingham County Health Department

Helps Kids Get Ready to Go ‘Back-to-School’
 The month of August is here and it’s time for parents to get their kids ready for another school year! The Ingham County Health Department wants to help give children a healthy start for the upcoming school year. Come join us at the 6th Annual Back-to-School Health Fair, August 18-22, at the Ingham County Health Department located at 5303 S. Cedar Street in Lansing: Monday 9 am – 4 pm, Tuesday 9 am – 4 pm,Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm, Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, and Friday 9 am – 12 pm. All screenings are closed for lunch 12 – 1 pm. Parents and caregivers can get children their school immunizations (limited walk-ins), vision, hearing, lead screenings, dental screening and fluoride varnish (dental and fluoride varnish on Wednesday to Friday only)—all at no to reduced cost. There will also be information on preschool sign-up, medical coverage, playgroup schedules, and community resources, and great giveaways and fun activities! This event is sponsored by the Ingham County Health Department, Physicians Health Plan, Ingham Intermediate School District, Capital Area Community Services Head Start, Ingham County MSU Extension, Lansing Parks and Recreation’sRec-Connect, Get Covered America, Girl Scouts, Walgreens, Chuck E. Cheese’s, The Esther Coalition, and Ingham Great Start Collaborative.Call (517) 887-4350 to schedule your child’s immunization, and call(517) 887-4322 for general event information or go to hd.ingham.org
 Michigan Women’s Commission to Survey Female Veterans
Findings Will Help Policy Makers Develop and Deliver Targeted Services to Michigan’s Women Veterans
Detroit – The Michigan Women’s Commission today announced a plan to survey women veterans living in Michigan to better understand their needs and the challenges they face.
The survey will include questions on women veterans’ military service, health status, and use of various veterans’ services.  The data, which will be collected anonymously to ensure participants’ confidentiality, will be shared with policymakers so they can better meet the needs of Michigan women who’ve served in the military. 
Michigan is home to more than 50,000 women veterans.
“Many Michigan women may not think of themselves as veterans because they may not have served during wartime or in combat-specific roles,” said Susy Avery, Executive Director of the Michigan Women’s Commission.  “But if a Michigan woman served in the military, she is a veteran and we’d like to hear from her.”
Michigan women veterans can access and complete the survey electronically at the following website:https://www.research.net/s/Michiganwomenveteranssurvey.
Survey results will be tabulated in early 2015 and the Commission plans to publish a report detailing the results in the spring of next year.
Women veterans are one of the Commission’s three priority areas; the others are human trafficking and women in business.
For a paper copy of the survey, please call 313-456-4702.
You, your family and friends, consumers of our services are all invited to join us for agency 50th Year Anniversary Celebration on Monday, September 8, 2014. 
 This is an event open to the public.  I have attached the detailed information.  Please feel free to not only put this in your calendar and join us but share it with your social media friends as well.
We are going to have a lot of fun, it will be interesting to visit the timeline being built, sign yourself into the book that will go into the time capsule to be opened 50 years from now, have free picnic food and giveaways, and if you will receive a CMH passport when you arrive to follow around the building, getting check marks on your passport and then using it to enter our raffle where names will be drawn the following day.  The walking path will be open and Playmakers will be giving away a $50 gift certificate as well.  Bounce house and free bubbles for kids.  Oh…and we will have a yummy supply of cupcakes also!
Come and join us.  This is a CMH Employer sponsored event.  If you have questions feel free to contact a committee member.
The CMH 50th Committee
(Members are: Olga Arellano, Julie Vermett-Pollok, Leslie Pringle, Gerrie Roeser, Marcia Nelson, Judy Hazle, Bob Sheehan)
Organization Looking For Donations’
Mocheese Entertainment is taking up donations for a School Supplies and Backpack Giveaway Saturday September 6, 2014 at
St. Joe Park
Lansing, MI 48912
1-4 pm
To help supply local area children with needed school supplies and backpacks
We are asking all local area business for their support in a monetary donation of $200, but any donation is greatly appreciated
Your business banner or signage will be displayed at the backpack giveaway no matter your level of donation
Please respond by August 26, 2014 so we are able to order backpacks and fill them with the donated school supplies in a timely manner
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact
Demohn Stanley
[email protected] (put backpack giveaway in the subject line)