Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping CDC Update/Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products As of Oct. 1, 2019, 1,080 lung injury cases associated with using e-cigarette or vaping products have been reported to CDC from 48 states and one U.S. territory. At this time, 16% of those patients are under 18 years old. Read More
Convening at the Intersection of Trauma, Faith and Resilience to Connect, Learn, Heal, and Serve
Event provides opportunity to connect, learn and be inspired All are invited to “Convening at the Intersection of Trauma, Faith and Resilience to Connect, Learn, Heal, and Serve,” 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Chicago Teacher’s Union Foundation, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago. The day will provide the opportunity to network, attend Read More
Mental Health Strategies for Reaching Youth discussion on Nov. 21
Join the Kennedy Forum for a Mind Matters discussion on Mental Health Strategies for Reaching Youth 8:00-9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults; 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age 24. Mind Matters will feature Read More
Volunteer opportunities available at the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Experience the transition from fall to winter. Consider volunteering in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. There are opportunities throughout the county for people of all ages and experience levels. See the details.
Nov. 16: Wellness in the Woods: Deepen Your Connection to Nature
Wellness in the Woods: Deepen Your Connection to Nature takes place on Saturday, Nov 16, 1:30 p.m., at Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton Ave., South Holland. As the nights grow longer, let go, relax, and deepen your connection to nature’s yin seasons with the energy practice of Qigong. This indoor and outdoor session of Read More
Nov. 23: Wellness in the Woods: Awakening Wonder
Treat yourself to an encounter with nature that will awaken your senses and renew your bonds with the natural world. This peaceful, walking experience in the woods will reduce stress and help you live in an embodied, inspirited way. Led by Joy Clough. Takes place at Swallow Cliff Woods – North, Calumet Sag Rd/Rte 83, Read More
Nov. 12: Camping 101 for Outdoor Youth Organizations
Free hands-on workshop, teaching basic camping skills for youth groups. Topics include fire building, setting up a campsite, using a camp stove, dressing for the weather and camp etiquette. Open to scouting, school and organization-based youth groups. Takes place at Camp Sullivan, 14630 Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest. Registration required: Call 708.386-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocate Workforce Initiative launches jobs training program
Last week, Advocate South Suburban Hospital ushered in a new wave of economic hope for Chicago’s Southland community, by launching the fourth and final installment of the Advocate Workforce Initiative – a health care jobs training program that since 2015 has connected over 900 unemployed and underemployed adults with skills training for good paying, middle Read More
Advocate Aurora to invest $50 million in underserved Illinois and Wisconsin neighborhoods
In an effort to help our communities live well, Advocate Aurora will invest $50 million in underserved Illinois and Wisconsin neighborhoods to help address economic, racial and environmental disparities that impact community health outcomes. Learn more about the commitment.
Chicago Tribune highlights how hospitals address patients’ mental health needs
See how Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and other hospitals across Chicago are addressing patients’ mental health needs beyond their visit to the hospital. Read the article.