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2023 Minority Health Month Activities

Theme: Better Health Through Better Understanding!

Grantee & Community Partner Public Events:

Illinois Cancer Partnership

April 3rd 9am-12pm (Part 1)
April 17th 10am-12pm (Part 2)
Event: Interactive Two-Part Workshop on COVID-19, Cancer, and Health Literacy
Location: Submit your registration request at https://redcap.link/COVIDCancerHealthLiteracyWorkshop
Additional Comments: The Illinois Cancer Partnership is offering an interactive workshop on COVID-19, cancer, and health literacy. The workshop will enable staff to define the concept of health disparities among socioeconomically diverse communities, understand the current status of health inequity in the United States and Illinois and the role of structural violence, identify skills and strategies to address and provide practical tools to enhance communication with diverse populations, and discuss strategies for engaging in cultural humility.

This workshop will be offered multiple times throughout the year. Please watch future announcements for additional dates.

Tapestry 360 Health

Wednesday, April 5th 12:30pm - 2pm
Event: The Minority Health Conference – Supporting Refugee Health in Chicago presented by Jehan Adamji
Location: The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice 969 East 60th Street Lobby Chicago, IL 60637
Additional Comments: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-health-week-supporting-refugee-health-in-chicago-tickets-570824691017

April 7th 12pm – 1pm
Event: In Observation of World Health Day: Beyond the Exam Room: Breaking Down Silos and Leveraging Partnerships In Refugee Health presented by Jehan Adamji
Location: UIC Student Center West 828 S. Wolcott Ave Chicago
Additional Comments: RSVP for in person | RSVP for virtual

IDPH & Tapestry 360 Health

Monday, April 17th at 12pm – 1pm CST
Event: “Contraceptive Options for Refugee Women: A Discussion of Successes and Challenges”
Location: Webinar
Additional Comments: The presenters will discuss contraceptive options for refugee women and best practices for supporting newcomers and their reproductive health needs.

  • Yasmine Goelzer, MD, Tapestry 360 Health
  • Jehan Adamji, DNP, FNP-BC, Tapestry 360 Health
  • Allie Valenzuela, Apna Ghar Inc. Public Health Intern, MD/MPH Candidate 2024, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yc5r8zmp

TCA Health Inc.

April 6th and April 20th 9:30am - 12:30pm
Event: Healthy Living
Location: Dolton Food Pantry 14200 Martin Luther King Drive. Dalton IL 60419
Additional Comments: We will host a vendor table to provide health education, health screenings, COVID-19 vaccinations, and health insurance enrollment/unwinding information and TCA Health programs.

April 15th @10:00am
Event: Grace United Church of Christ Minority Health Month Resource Fair
Location: 2500 E. 223rd St. Sauk Village, IL 60411
Additional Comments: We will host a vendor table to provide health education, health screenings, COVID-19 vaccinations, and health insurance enrollment/unwinding information and TCA Health programs.

April 25th 11:00am – 2:00pm
Event: Calumet Park Senior Food Pantry
Location: 12633 S. Ashland, Calumet Park, IL 60827
Additional Comments: We will host a vendor table at the local food pantry to provide health education, health screenings, COVID-19 vaccinations, and health insurance enrollment/unwinding information.
For questions contact: TCA Health Inc, Phone:773-995-6300 ext. 279

Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program & Southern Illinois University

April 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Event: Presentation: Breast Reconstruction
Location: Memorial Learning Center 228 W Miller St. Springfield, IL, or online.
Additional Comments: IBCCP and SIU School of Medicine are offering a presentation and open discussion regarding breast reconstruction for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or anyone interested in this topic. Nicole Z. Sommer, MD FACS, Director of Cosmetic Center, Institute for Plastic Surgery at SIU School of Medicine, will provide information and be available for questions. Along with Dr. Sommer, the open discussion will include a breast cancer nurse navigator and breast cancer survivors. Although the presentation is designed for those diagnosed with breast cancer, it is a great opportunity for caregivers, community outreach workers and nurses. CEUs will be offered.

The opportunity is being offered in-person or by webinar. Registration Link | Flyer