Health Sciences & Social Work

Minority Health Month: April 2022

Proclamation Reading by Mayor Michael.J. Inman



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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

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!

   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