Health Sciences & Social Work

Minority Health Month: April 2021

Take a look at our kick-off event!

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: "#VaccineReady"

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)

  • April 7th –  Minority Health Month Kickoff Event  (1 PM; Outside MCC)
  • April 7th – COVID-19 and Children's Nutrition  (6:30 to 7:30 PM; Zoom)
  • April 8th – Drug Use and the Dimensions of Health  (10 to 11:30 AM; Webinar)
  • April 8th    Alcohol+STIs  (10 to 11:30 AM;   Webinar)
  • April 8th – Young Adults and Mental Health  (5 to 6:00 PM; Webinar)
  • April 9th –  The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the African Americans in Chicago  (10 to 11:00 AM; Zoom)
  • April 12th – Hispanic Health Issues  (3:30 to 4:30 PM; Zoom)
  • April 14th – Health Care Coverage for Refugees (6 to 7 PM; Zoom)
  • April 15th – Sexually Transmitted Disease among College Students (6 to 7:00 PM; Zoom)
  • April 15th   Unsafe sex and its health consequences among adolescents and youths  (6 to 7:00 PM; Zoom)
  • April 20th – LGBTQ Health Disparities Talk  (5:30 to 6:30 PM; Zoom)
  • April 21st – Panel on COVID Vaccine Safety/Mistrust  (5:00 PM; Zoom passcode: 287246)
  • April 26th –  Panel on Mental Health and Minority Communities  (5:00 PM;   Zoom passcode: 932746)
  • April 28th – Keynote Speaker- Carolyn Vazquez: Urban Community Health and Wellness Solutions Based Initiatives (5:00 PM; Zoom passcode: 184405)

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 District Hospital; McDonough County Health Department; Minority Health Month Planning Committee; Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President; Office of the President; Peace Corps Programs; Student Development & Success Center; University Counseling Center; Veterans Resource Center; Women’s Center