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NAMI Northern Illinois Monthly Educational Program

Stepping Stones of Rockford, Rockford, IL
706 N. Main St. Rockford, IL

Speaker: Mary Ann Abate, Vice President of Public Policy, Rosecrance Health Network

Topic: Integrating Behavioral Health into the Healthcare Setting

Primary care settings have become a gateway for many individuals with behavioral health and primary care needs. To address these needs, many primary care providers are integrating behavioral health care services into their setting. Models have emerged that include the use of care managers, behavioral health consultants, behavioralists, or consultation models.

Kayla Cruz, 815-961-0112 ext 223,

Exploring Herbal Supplements

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 1601 Parkview Ave. Rockford, IL 61107
The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford is sponsoring a free seminar entitled Exploring Herbal Supplements on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Speakers are Janet Kueker, PharmD, Walgreens’ Pharmacist, and Adam Hood, Pharmacy Student. To register or for details on the seminar, please call 815.395.5920, or email

Cynthia Hall -815.395.5920

Managing Diabetes through the Holidays

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
Tantalizing treats are an inevitable part of the holiday season. Many people try to avoid over indulging during this festive time of year, only to find it a challenge.
For people with diabetes it can be especially difficult to deal with the traditions and temptations of the season without negatively affecting diabetes control.
As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Marilyn Csernus offers this program to help those with diabetes both enjoy the traditions of the holidays and manage diabetes. Topics covered include:
* Preparing for a happy healthy holiday season with diabetes
*Eating tips to maintain good glucose control through the holidays
*On the road and in the air with diabetes
* Holiday recipes
The fee for this program is $5.00 per person. To register, call the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710, or online at Pre-registration is preferred by Nov. 9th. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension office.

Judy Hodge