The Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) recently launched the African American Community Forward Response, a program that provides services to the Black community in Wyandotte County.

The UGPHD will host weekly events each Monday through August 8, excluding July 4 at the Quindaro Community Center, 2726 Brown Avenue, KCK.

In addition to the African American Community Forward Response, The UGPHD is also hosting the Dotte Day Community Fest, on Sat. June 25, noon-3 p.m.

Some of the provided services include:

  • Free physical screenings
  • Free COVID-19 health services such as vaccinations, testing and boosting
  • Free mental health screenings for all ages
  • Job training information

“We want to provide the tools and resources that will empower our African American community to govern its physical, mental, financial and family wellbeing,” explains Kay Sharp, AACF Response Coordinator with the UGPHD.

“This includes access to free health screenings and vaccinations, family planning resources, better nutrition, more robust short- and long-term financial planning strategies, job training, and employment resources.”