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EWI & KKC Collaboration for "Unity Day"

Kennedy-King College Launches Economic Empowerment Initiative  for Englewood Women with Teamwork Englewood and the Englewood Women's Initiative.

The Newly Expended Erie Teen Center Can Now Serve an Additional 2,000 Patients

Erie Family Health Centers celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated and expanded Erie Teen Center at 2418 W. Division St, offering comprehensive services to city teens (12-24). 

Harmony Health Plan Incentive Programs Promote Positive Health Outcomes for Its Members and Their Babies

In Illinois, one in eight infants is born to a mother who did not get all recommended prenatal care. Without this care, mothers are three times more likely to deliver babies with health problems. Regular prenatal visits help to monitor the pregnancy and identify problems or complications before they become serious. To promote positive health outcomes for its members and their babies, Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG), has developed two incentive programs designed to reward providers for delivering quality care and members for obtaining recommended care.

"Lets Talk Food": Food as Medicine Summit

Let's Talk Food:  Food as Medicine Two Day Summit , June 24 - 25 @ Kennedy-KIng College with Whole Cities Foundation in partnership with Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute

IMAN Community Survey

Help IMAN understand health needs in the community by taking its 10-minute community survey at


First Ladies and women leaders of Englewood are moving the Englewood Health Matters Day health and wellness message in alliance with the Beloved Community Family Wellness Center as the “nurturing wisdom voices” of Englewood. The health awareness initiative will officially launch May 14 during the planned Englewood Health Matters Day Health and Wellness Fair.

Englewood Health Matters Day Vendor Call

The Beloved Community Family Wellness Center is NOW accepting vendor applications for the Saturday, May 14 "Englewood Health Matters Day" Health and Wellness Fair.   The health fair features early back-to-school immunizations and physicals, free dental screenings and teeth cleanings, free health screenings, music, food, and family fun!  For Information Contact:  Ms. Tammie Morris @ (773) 651-3629.


Take the Challenge to achieve Holistic Wellness in Partnership with Chicago Park District.  Total Cost only $3!

St. Bernard Hospital Opens Walk-in Clinic

St. Bernard Hospital opened The Walk-in Clinic last week. The Clinic, located in the Hospital at 326 West 64th Street in Chicago, offers patients non-emergent medical care on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The Walk-in Clinic Opens January 5, 2016

The Walk-in Clinic will open on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. It will be located at St. Bernard Hospital, 326 West 64th Street, in Suite 207. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services

Learn about spay and neutering your pet and pet overpopulation in Chicago. Information available in English and Spanish.

$0 Joiner Fee EXTENDED through Feb. 8th!

$0 Joiner Fee Extended at West Communities YMCA through February 8, 2014!

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE!  Call us at 773.434.0300 or visit us on the web to learn more!

St. Bernard launches blood drive in Englewood

St. Bernard Hospital will host its annual blood drive Friday July 19, 2013 from 11a.m. to 5p.m. at the hospital located at 326 West 64th Street in Chicago. The blood drive seeks to tackle a significant lack of donors from the South Side neighborhoods served by the hospital, as well as the citywide need for blood donations.

Free Fitness Membership Offered At Chicago Park Districts!

Have any health/weight issues cause by diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, asthma, etc? If so, the Chicago Park District is offering a free 3-month, single site fitness center pass.

St. Bernard Hospital adopts 55 families for Christmas

The Christian values of giving and compassion are put into action at St. Bernard Hospital where their Adopt-A-Family program, now in its 20th year, provides baskets of food and toys for area families.

National Children's Study a success in Chicago!

Recruitment for pilot phase of major children's health study comes to an end.

St. Bernard Hospital Holds Health Fair for School Kids

St. Bernard Hospital along with Illinois State Representative Esther Golar (D), will host a free health fair for school-age children on Saturday October 13, 2012 from 10am until 4pm.

The Phoenix Newsletter: "Kung Fu...It's Good for You!"

This issue showcases Sensei David, Martial Arts Instructor for Phoenix Diverse Holistics Collaborative, and the health benefits of Kung Fu.  We are pleased to profile Juanita (Danzie) Brown, 84-years young, who graduated from an all-white school in Mitt Romney country in 1947. . . before Civil Rights!  in "Someone YOU Should Know in Englewood."

"The Phoenix" Newsletter: ~ COLORS HEAL! ~

Don't miss the 3rd Edition of "The Phoenix", as we follow the science on color-therapy.  Also featured as "Someone YOU Should Know in Englewood" is 80-year old Barbara J. Peoples.

Charles A. Holland, Jr., Named as President/CEO of St. Bernard Hospital

Chicago, IL (August, 2012) – Charles A. Holland, Jr., vice president for Planning and Development at St. Bernard Hospital and executive director of the hospital’s non-profit Housing Development Corporation, has been named president and chief executive officer.

Take Care of Your Health. . . Have Fun Doing It!

Please join Rust Youth Connection & Partners on this coming Saturday, August 18th for the Community Health & Wholeness Fair.

THE PHOENIX: A Newsletter for Phoenix Diverse Holistics Collaborative
Avoid Heat-Related Health Problems

Enjoy the hot weather, but do it safely. Heat-related conditions can put a damper on an otherwise glorious day  if you don’t take precautions.

Free Mammograms for Uninsured Englewood Women

St. Bernard Hospital is donating 150 free mammograms for women who live in the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods.

Visualizing Health Care Reform Tool Illustrates Future Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Illinoisan

Interactive map depicts insurance needs by region and community; around 1,646,527 new Illinois residents will be eligible for coverage

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