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Celebrate National Public Health Week April 2-8

Post Date:03/28/2018 11:53 AM

NPHW_2018_logoDuring the first full week of April each year, communities across the United States observe National Public Health Week. Where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and how long we live. The City of Evanston's Health and Human Services Department (HHS) aims to educate residents on the extensive role of public health in promoting and protecting the wellbeing of people and communities.

All community members are invited to join HHS in celebrating National Public Health Week at the following events:

Tuesday, April 3

Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition: Vaping and E-cigarettes
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Morton Civic Center, Room 2402
Presentation by Erin Tegge, prevention coordinator with Peer Services  

Environmental Health
Noon, Facebook Live
This presentation by Greg Olsen, senior environmental health inspector, will discuss the Environmental Health programs the City offers, health hazards that can be present in our homes, and ways to prevent and mitigate environmental health risks. 

Wednesday, April 4

The Not-So-Sweet Truth about Sugar
Noon, Facebook Live 
How much do you know about the sugar that hides in our favorite foods and drinks?  Learn more in this presentation by Dr. Lynn Chehab, pediatrician with NorthShore University Health System/ETHS and sugar expert! She will discuss how much sugar is in some of the foods that we eat and drink everyday, the safe limit for sugar consumption in a day, how to identify foods with high sugar, and the relationship between sugar and weight gain.

National Walking Day WOW Walk
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us on National Walking Day to walk around various Evanston business districts to promote WOW and pass out flyers (or at the very least, get out and walk with some great people)!  Register here.

Thursday, April 5

Diabetes and Nutrition
Noon, Facebook Live
All of our lives have been influenced by diabetes.  Learn more about the role of nutrition in preventing and managing this condition in this presentation by Ashley McIlwee and Erin Fisher, registered dietitians from HHS. They will discuss causes and risk factors for the different types of diabetes, diabetes-related lab values, and nutritional management of diabetes.

For more information, go to, email, or call/text 847-448-4311 (311 in Evanston). 

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