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UI Health Sponsors New Futuro Summit

Posted: November  15, 2012 by UI Health Marketing

UI Health System provided rree screenings at New Futuro as the only hospital sponsor

New Futuro Summit
On November 10, 2012, the University of Illinois Health System was an exhibitor sponsor at the second annual New Futuro Summit at Navy Pier. Physicians, clinical staff and medical students provided free body mass index (BMI), blood pressure screenings and expert evaluation to the estimated 10,000 attendees. A total of 298 screenings were provided, with 181 to adults and 117 to children. It was also an opportunity to share information on a number of the services provided at the Health System. The successful event was the result of efforts on the part of multiple clinical service lines including Children's Hospital University of Illinois, Pediatric Diabetes, Pediatric Sickle Cell, Kidney Transplant and Blood & Marrow Transplant as well as the Chicago Diabetes Project. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel was present throughout the day and spoke to attendees about contributing to the community and taking pride in your future.

New Futuro is a national organization that is focused on education and health in the Latino community. With their free, bilingual tools, resources and ongoing guidance and support, New Futuro is creating a pathway to success that is helping millions of Latinos achieve their educational and career goals with health as a key component to a brighter future. As such, they are working to bring together hundreds of community, education, health, government and corporate partners to connect those that need help with those who can provide it. The summit aligns closely with our mission to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care and continue to work to change medicine for good.

 

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