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    The Global Big Latch On

    Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week

    Join us this Saturday, August 1, for the 4th Annual Family Expo & Big Latch On to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. The event is being held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The official breastfeeding count starts at 10:30 a.m. More than 75 vendors are attending, including birth professionals, wellness providers, clothing designers and many more.

    Here’s more about World Breastfeeding Week.

    Back to School Immunizations school bus graphic

    National Immunization Awareness Month

    As a service to parents of school-age children who do not have private insurance, Tarrant County Public Health and its partners will provide back-to-school vaccinations at various locations throughout the county. For more information and locations, consult our calendar for specific event dates, locations and times. Here’s a printable schedule.

    For more information about vaccines, visit the CDC’s Vaccine Immunization Schedules web page.

    Free Class

    Free Diabetes Basics Class

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 – 8 p.m.

    Methodist Mansfield Medical Center (Classroom C, by the cafeteria)

    2700 W. Broad Street (at Matlock), Mansfield, TX 76063

    Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have managed your diabetes for a long time, you will appreciate this informative class and probably learn some new things too and get some great resources. Taught by Susan Meeke, RD, LD, CDE.

    Healthy snacks will be provided. Bring a friend and spread the word! Don’t miss the drawings for prizes!

    PLEASE RSVP so we have plenty of materials and handouts for you. For questions on class or to RSVP, please call 817-704-7781

    E-mail: gailbubel@mhd.com for info on other TCDC classes and programs.

    Back-To-School Roundup

    Back to School Roundup

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Tarrant County Public Health and its partners are offering low-cost back-to-school shots for children without private insurance at the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup, Will Rogers Memorial Center (3400 Burnett Tandy Dr., Fort Worth TX 76107).

    The annual Back to School Roundup, running from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., provides free school supplies to 10,000 underserved students in grades Pre-K through 12th who reside in Tarrant county and meet specific income requirements.  A one-stop shop to prepare the whole family for the start of school, the Roundup provides pre-registered families with free school supplies as well as health, dental and vision screenings, immunizations, haircuts and information on education, health and social services.

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!  Call 2-1-1 to pre-register.

    Here’s more about the Back-to-School Roundup.