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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Health Department "Safety Is No Accident" Health Fairs Start this Saturday, May 29, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will host a series of health fair events in communities throughout Shelby County this summer, beginning May 29th.  The purpose of the summer series is to promote health and safety for everyone who lives in our community.  The “Safety Is No Accident – Prevention is Key” events will highlight messages, helpful tips and available resources to families protect their well-being.  The events will feature displays, interactive learning, opportunities to ask questions, resources and many giveaways - including car seats, cribs and other safety items, for those who qualify. 

“Ensuring the health and safety of communities is a core function for Public Health,” said Interim Health Director Dr. LaSonya Hall. “The Shelby County Health Department is well-equipped with valuable knowledge and information to help families access programs and services to reduce their potential risk for health problems before they develop or worsen and to be a part of building a healthier community for everyone.”  

The events have been planned for different locations around the County for the months of May and June:


  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    New Direction Christian Church
    6120 Winchester Rd. 38115
  • Friday, June 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Southland Mall 
    1215 Southland Mall 38116

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Pursuit of God Transformation Center
    3759 N. Watkins 38127
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Vance Youth Development Center
    670 Vance Ave. 38126

More health fair events are planned for Northaven and unincorporated Shelby County in July and August, with dates and locations yet to be announced. 

“We are pleased to bring our first ‘Safety is No Accident’ event to New Direction Christian Church, a congregation with deep ties to the Hickory Hill community,” said Dr. Hall. “We hope these events will have a lasting impact on the health and well-being in every community we serve.”

For more information about Shelby County Health Department and its programs and services, visit our website: