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Nursery Items Destroyed In East Chicago Fire

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:50


Several East Chicago businesses were destroyed in a huge blaze March 9, a fire that also consumed hundreds of car seats, cribs and supplies meant for high-risk and medically high-risk mothers-to-be. HealthVisions Midwest, Inc, a faith-based community health organization sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, has been active in Lake County since 1998.

Offering programs ranging from breast/cervical cancer prevention to older adult services, HealthVisions Midwest also offers prenatal care coordination assistance and services free-of-charge to pregnant women in East Chicago and surrounding communities. The program, known as, Promotores de Salud Maternal e Infantil was seriously affected by the fire, which destroyed thousands of dollars in new supplies and nursery furnishings. Among the losses were hundreds of car seats, strollers, pack and plays, crib sheets, receiving blankets, onesies, diapers, wipes and infant toiletries scheduled to be distributed to mothers in the program and surrounding community.

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HealthVisions Update (Mar '13)


Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:43

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In this Issue

  • Spotlight on great volunteers
  • A special thanks

Living a Healthy Life

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:32


HealthVisions East St. Louis completed its fifth “Living a Healthy Life” workshop that was conducted at Unity Lutheran Church, located at 42nd & Caseyville in East St. Louis. Ten participants completed the six sessions including Pastor Willie Stallworth. Like all of the other individuals at the other churches, Unity Lutheran’s participants were just as enthusiastic about the workshop.

Living a Healthy Life-Live Well, Be Well is a six week group education workshop series for adults living with a chronic condition. The Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University developed the program to help people with chronic conditions gain self-confidence in their ability to manager their health. The sessions provide information regarding issues related to a variety of conditions - diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, emphysema and many other health problems.

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Volunteer Spotlight Betty Poe January 2013

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Friday, 01 February 2013 13:43

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Governor Frank O’Bannon Award

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Monday, 17 December 2012 14:40

Covering Kids and Families of Lake County is proud to nominate Donald Barnes for the Governor Frank O’Bannon Award.

Don is a highly intelligent, perceptive partner within our community. Don is the President and CEO of HealthVisions Midwest. He always strives to build healthy communities by reducing health disparities among the poor and underserved. Don strongly believed that people are empowered to improve their own health when individuals possess the knowledge and resources to do better and this includes having health coverage. Don has provided service to the Lake County community for the past thirty years and he has been an active member of CKF-Lake for the past 10 years.

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HealthVisions Update (Dec '12)


Friday, 07 December 2012 15:55

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In this Issue

  • Don Barnes Award
  • Merry Christmas

Health Vision of Ft. Wayne

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Monday, 15 October 2012 13:41

HVFW Community Educator Zenaida Velez-Chandler provides chronic disease training for staff and community leaders in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Allen County Health Disparity (HealthVisions of Fort Wayne) has gone international with its Diabetes Self Management Program and Chronic Disease Self Management Program! The IMHC affiliate created a partnership with Puerto Rico Department of Public Health (PRDOH) to provide staff training for the two chronic disease programs to target the Latino opulation. Both programs are evidence based program of Stanford University Patient Education Programs. HealthVisions Community Educator Zenaida Velez-Chandler traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico in July to begin the series of trainings.

"This is an incredible opportunity to expand our community capacity to better address diabetes and other chronic disease in Allen County" said Renetta Williams, HealthVisions Director. After completing the series of trainings in Puerto Rico Zenaida will receive certification as a CDSMP Master Trainer in both English and Spanish in two self-management programs.


Newsletter October 2012

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:44

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In this Issue

  • September 2012 Staff day
  • Health tips

Newsletter March 2012

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Monday, 30 July 2012 13:46

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In this Issue

  • "All My Days" Summer Camp 2011
  • Health Visions East St. Louis Salutes Volunteers
  • HealthVisions ESL Workshop

HealthVisions Update (July '12)


Monday, 30 July 2012 12:57

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In this Issue

  • Mission Alive in East St.Louis
  • Fort Wayne Health Visions
  • Community Health Workers

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