Be proactive about your health

Our Health & Human Services Program promotes health and wellness by providing educational workshops year round and assisting with screenings, referrals, navigation, interpretation, and transportation. Our education topics include cancer, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, osteoporosis, mental health, pre/post-natal care, nutrition, CPR, and sexually transmitted infections.

Please visit our events calendar for free educational and screening events throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining one of our free education sessions or health screenings, please fill out this form in English or Spanish.

Health Trainings

Cancer

Did you know that the best prevention is early detection? 

Join us as we discuss risk factors, prevention methods, symptoms and the importance of age-appropriate screenings. Each workshop covers one cancer that affects the human population. Cancer workshops are held in English and Spanish. Please visit our calendar for an upcoming event. 

Nutrition

Learn the relationship between health, diet, and diseases. Nutrition courses offer insights into eating nutritious and balanced meals. Our Nutrition Workshop is offered in English and Spanish. Check our calendar for an upcoming event. 

Visit our blog for nutritious recipes in the comfort of your home.

Osteoporosis

Learn the risk factors and prevention methods at our Osteoporosis Workshop and free screening event. Our Osteoporosis workshop is offered in English and Spanish. Check our calendar for an upcoming workshop.

Cardiovascular Disease

Our Cardiovascular Disease Workshop discusses risk-factor control and lifestyle modification to prevent heart disease. Our workshop is offered in English and Spanish.

Check our calendar for an upcoming event. 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Including HIV

Safe sex practices are as important as diet and exercise. Join us as we discuss STI risk factors and treatments. The workshop is held in Spanish and English. Please visit our calendar for upcoming events. 

Pre/Post-natal Care and Maternal Health

From conception to birth, pregnancy is a journey. Join us to discover the changes that are associated with pregnancy and birth. This four-week workshop covers development, post-natal care and common pregnancy symptoms.

Visit our calendar for upcoming workshops.  

Mental Health First Aid

Brought to you by the National Council for Mental Well-being, Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses, and connect individuals to the necessary resources for recovery.

Please visit our calendar for upcoming training events.  

Basic Life Support CPR

Basic Life Support (BLS) course options teach the American Heart Association science-based skills and result in an AHA BLS Course Completion Card. 

BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

Please visit our calendar for upcoming training events.  

 

For more information, contact:

847-406-5695 
womenshealth@ywcachicago.org