Health Sciences & Social Work

Minority Health Month: April 2022

Proclamation Reading by Mayor Michael.J. Inman

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Hand Washing 101

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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: "Give Your Community A Boost"

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

(all times below are represented in Central Time)

   Keynote Address: 

  • Dr Reginald Spears Presents: "Improving Health Outcomes by Gaining Knowledge", April 20th at 6:00pm | Horrabin Hall 1 (Refreshments will be provided). 

     Join us virtually! https://wiu.zoom.us/j/93594892821

   Mental Health - Boosting Positive Energies

  • Meditation: April 4th at 3pm & 18th at 6pm | Student Recreation Center, West Studio 
  • Yoga: April 5th & 19th at 5pm | Student Recreation Center, West Studio 
  • Dance: April 13th at 5pm | Student Recreation Center, West Studio
  • Big Pink VolleyBall: April 16th at 11am | Student Recreation Center
  • Mind, Body, Spirit, & Soul Conversations: April 7th & 21st at 5:00pm | Student Recreation Center, Fitness Studio  

    Resources from: Western Illinois Regional Council & Community Action Agency; University Counseling Center 

    Environmental Health - Invest In Our Planet + Physical and Mental Hygiene 

  • Hand Washing 101: April 16th at 2pm | Prairieview Community Center, 140 North Prairie Ave, Macomb IL (refreshments will be provided)
  • Flower & Mulch Planting | Campus Clean Up: April 26th at 1:30pm | Alumni Area/Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park 

   Sexual Assault Prevention - Presentation & Panel 

  • Video, Panel Discussion, Testimonies & Creating Change: "The InvisibleWar"  April 25th at 5:00pm | The Multicultural Center, Multipurpose Room

    Resources from: Western Illinois Regional Council & Community Action Agency; University       Counseling Center  

   Health Management - Improve Your Health, Improve Your Life. 

  • Don't Waste Your Life Being Wasted:  April 27th at 5pm | Horrabin Hall 21. 
  • Major Health Concerns of Western Illinois University: April 27th, 3pm Horrabin Hall, Room 1. 
  • Live Well McDonough County: A Community Approach to Adult Obesity Prevention Management: April 28th at 12:30pm | Horrabin Hall 21. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Clinic:  April 26th from 11:00am - 4:00pm | Sandburg Lounge 
  • Living Healthy: Simple Exercises to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease:  April 27th at 2:30pm | Stipes 214
  • Walking For Health: April 25th-29th | All are encouraged to take a 10-20 min walk during their lunch hour our enjoy a walk with a group at Hanson Field at 12pm.

  All events are free and open to the public!

"Every Community Deserves Good Health".

Sponsors: Casa Latina; CSAF; College of Education and Human Services; Department of Health Sciences and Social Work; Disability Resource Center; Dr. Maureen Bezold’s Health Sciences Graduate Students in HS 512 and HS 513; Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center; Malpass Library; McDonough County Health Department; Minority Health Month Planning Committee; Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President; Office of the President; Student Development & Success Center; University Counseling Center; Veterans Resource Center; Women’s Center, Western Illinois Regional Council & Community Action Agency; City of Macomb's Mayor's Office