• Zulema Herrera Herrera

Carle Illinois to Host a Free Virtual Event about Wellness and Prevention on June 7th

Updated: Jun 4

By Zulema Herrera

On June 7th, the Community Medical School's event will consist of a panel of primary care experts who will discuss the values of primary care, including the barriers to access it and topics of wellness.

The school is co-hosting the event with Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign; the seminar is named "Primary Care: The Key to Wellness and Prevention." The guest speakers are primary care experts Stephanie "Tess" Bailey, Simone Hampton, and Jo Ann Archey.

According to the events calendar on the Carle Illinois website, during the two hours viewers will have the opportunity to ask the healthcare experts questions. They will also learn about the importance of primary care amidst the common sicknesses that millions of people currently endure such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure.

From a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10% percent of the U.S population live with diabetes, and about 40% are obese—Hispanic and Black adults being disproportionally effected and vulnerable. Challenges that can prevent access to primary health care can involve the facilities being too far, lack of health insurance, or language barriers. This event will address these challenges and any other needs of the community members who seek a better understanding of these healthcare services.

To participate in the free event, visit the Carle Illinois website where you will find their zoom link: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/5988?eventId=33408464

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