The Archdiocese of Chicago has expanded its partnership with Mobile Care Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering no-cost medical and preventive care to low-income children, as well as to provide free, comprehensive oral health care to Archdiocese Catholic school students. This exciting collaboration will provide oral health care...
By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Something was clearly wrong with Doug Banks when he appeared at V-103’s splashy booth at the Black Women’s Expo last weekend at the McCormick Center. The popular radio personality was his usually happy, larger than life self, but had lost a...
Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN), March of Dimes and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have partnered up to sponsor an initiative called “Baby & Me Tobacco Free,” an incentive-driven program aiming to help pregnant women quit smoking before, during and after pregnancy. CHN received a $10,000 grant from...
  Secretary of State Jesse White kicked off the state’s organ/tissue donor campaign today as part of a statewide effort to encourage registration and awareness at all 138 Driver Services facilities. “Since many registrations happen at our facilities, we want to be sure that people are informed when making the decision...
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, issued the following statement in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “In April, we observe National Minority Health Month to raise awareness about the persistent and pervasive health disparities impacting communities of color across the nation. From...
A "free to the public" Wholistic Living Festival will be held by the organization, Devoted 2 Healing, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. at the Trustee Circle of Services, 2835 165th Street, Hammond, IN 46323. The Wholistic Living Festival is a tri-annual event that is offered...
Licensure examination pass rates for Indiana’s aspiring nurses vary widely by college sector, degree type and institution, according to data presented at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s March meeting today. To practice in the nursing profession, individuals must complete an approved postsecondary program and pass a licensure examination. “Nursing...
Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a national grassroots campaign led by the National Council on Problem Gambling to raise awareness about problem gambling. The Hoosier Lottery joins other lotteries, casinos, and responsible gaming councils across the United States in promoting this worthwhile cause. Know your game. Game odds are published...
The U.S. Department of Education took a critical step today toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities, proposing a new rule to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The nation’s special education law, IDEA, aims to ensure fairness in the...
As National Colon Cancer Awareness Month moves along, so does an innovative campaign that pays eligible individuals up to $500 for getting a colonoscopy. While colon cancer is highly preventable and curable when found early, it is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women...