Health Sciences & Social Work

Minority Health Month: April 2019

Western Illinois University will join the nation in recognizing April as Minority Health Month with a variety of activities that have been planned to kick off the month-long celebration.

This year's theme is: "Bridging the Gap: Health Equity Through Digital Connections."

MHM 2019 Keynote Speaker- Weili Zhang, DO on "Cultural Contributions to Diabetes" on 4/22 at 5pm in the University Union Lamoine Room

If you would like to plan activities or share ideas with your hometown, the national tool kit is available at http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/files/Plans/Toolkit/NPA_Toolkit.pdf

All events are free and open to the public.

Minority Health Month Schedule of Events

April 1 – Kinder Monday (11am -1:00pm; Memorial Hall)

April 2 – Health Fair (10am-2pm; Lamoine Room)

April 3 – “Caution, Infectious Diseases and the Threat of Human Extinction” (4-5pm; Horrabin Hall 1)

April 3 – “Sexual Health & Violence” (6pm-7pm; Stipes Hall 107)

April 5 – “Domestic Violence: Prevention and Impact on Victims and the Community” (5-6pm; Stipes Hall 121)

April 7 – “So You Think You Can Cook? Macomb Edition” (2:00pm; WIU Multicultural Center; Registration required; contact mp-bezold@wiu.edu)

April 8 – “Brushing My Little Choppers” (9:30am; Head Start in the Quad Cities)

April 9 – “Opioid Presentation” (5pm; by Susan Tisdale; Sandburg Theater)

April 10 –  “What is Climate Change and How Does it Impact your Health?” (2pm-3pm; Stipes Hall 501)

April 11 – Fresh Check (11am-2pm; Inside/Outside WIU Multicultural Center)

April 12 – “Minority Sexual Health: Myths, Facts, and Safe Sexual Practices” (WIU Multicultural Center; 4pm)

April 13 – Mom’s Weekend Zumba (1pm; Spencer Student Recreation Center)

April 15 – “Mental Health Among Seniors in Wesley Village Retirement Center” (2pm; Wesley Village Hall)

April 15 – Documentary – “Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS” – Discussion by Prof. Karen Zellmann (7pm; WIU Multicultural Center)

April 17 – Documentary – “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement” (7pm; Memorial Hall 204)

April 22 – Keynote Address: Cultural Consideration for Diabetes – Dr. Weili Zhang (5pm; Lamoine Room)

April 24 – Global Health Panel – Peace Corps (2-3pm; Horrabin Hall 1)

April 27 – Calle Murray (12pm-5pm; Macomb Campus on Murray Street)

April 28 – American Diabetes Association Walk (10am; Macomb Campus)

April 29 – “The Enemy Within: Sexually Transmitted Infections” (2pm; Stipes Hall 121)

April 30 –  “Smile for Me: WIU Dental Health Awareness” (4pm-5pm; WIU Multicultural Center – De Renzy Boardroom)

April 30 – Do You Know Who is Sitting Next To You? The Culture of WIU (5:30pm; Lamoine Room)

 Minority Health Month 2019 Event Calendar

Sponsors: Casa Latina; CSAF; College of Education and Human Services; Department of Health Sciences and Social Work; Department of Kinesiology; Disability Resource Center; Dr. Maureen Bezold’s Health Sciences Graduate Students in HS 512 and HS 513; Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center; McDonough District Hospital; Minority Health Month Planning Committee; Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President; Office of the President; Peace Corps; Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives; University Counseling Center; Women’s Center