Health Summit Expo in Chicago

July 17, 2011 (CHICAGO)

This is a project sponsored by Sankofa Safe Child Initiative in collaboration with Congressman Danny K. Davis, the Illinois Medical District, and an array of corporations, health associations, social service agencies, government entities, and the faith-based community.

Congressman Danny K. Davis and Annetta Wilson, Executive Director, Sankofa Safe Child Initiative, joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the event.

The expo will feature health education, health screenings, celebrity food demonstrations, health fitness demonstrations, and more. The purpose is to address problems associated with preventative care, access to healthy food choices, healthy lifestyle choices, chronic disease and treatment options in the 7th Congressional District and surrounding areas. The 7th District has high prevalence rates of chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension.

There will also be several activities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Union West and Rush University Medical Center, Core Center, and the John Stroger Hospital.

Health and Wellness Summit and Expo
Friday, July 22 (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Saturday, July 23 (doors open at 9 a.m.)
http://7thcdhealth.org
Illinois Medical District
2100 W. Harrison
Chicago University of Illinois
Student Center West

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Program:
-Health Screenings to include but not limited to Cancer, Cholesterol, Dental Oral Health, Eye Exams, HIV, Hearing, Hepc, Immunizations, Lead poisoning, Obesity, Thyroid.
-Food Demonstrations to include celebrity and students from culinary schools.
-Health Fitness Demonstrations conducted by celebrities, public safety officials, and health club professionals.
- Conversations on Healthcare (forums, etc) to include forums on a range of subjects related to healthcare, obesity, nutrition, diet, and health living.
-Special Demonstrations/Exhibits to include "Ask the Doctor," "Ask the Chef," "Ask the Dietitian," "Ask the Pharmacist, "Ask the Dietetian"
- Preschool Track, Youth Track, Veterans Track and Senior Track
- Resource Booths and/or exhibits.

Friday, July 22
8 a.m. Doors open for set-up
10 a.m. Press Conference at IMD
11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting at IMD
11:30 a.m. Exhibits, Food Demonstrations, Health

Fitness
12:15 p.m. Policy Lunch
1:30 p.m. Food, Fitness Demonstrations

Conversations on Healthcare
2:15 p.m. Food, Fitness Demonstrations
2:45 p.m. Conversations on Healthcare
3 p.m. Food Demonstrations, Health Fitness

Demonstrations
4:30 p,m. Conclude
5:30 p.m. Reception

Saturday, July 23
8 a.m. Doors open for set-up
9:30 a.m. Press Conference at RUSH
10:30 a.m. Exhibits, Food, Fitness Demonstrations

Conversations on Healthcare
11:15 a.m. Exhibits, Food, Fitness Demonstrations
12:15 p.m. Policy Lunch
1:30 p.m. Food, Fitness Demonstrations

Conversations on Healthcare
2:15 p.m. Food, Fitness Demonstrations
2:45 p.m. Conversations on Healthcare
3:00 p.m. Food Demonstrations, Health Fitness

Demonstrations
3:45 p.m. Food Demonstrations, Health Fitness

Demonstrations
5:00 p.m. Conclude

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