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“Understanding the Hispanic Community’s Health Issues” Virtual Presentation April 12.

April 8, 2021

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MACOMB, IL - - As part of the Minority Health Month recognition at Western Illinois University, students in the WIU Public Health graduate program will host a virtual presentation addressing the main health issues affecting the Hispanic population from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 via Zoom ( The event is open free to the public.

As part of a seminar course taught by WIU Health Sciences and Social Work Associate Professor Maureen Bezold, the class will discuss the major health issues that have, and continue to, affect the Hispacnic community, as well as the cultural beliefs that have passed through generations that have impacted the way the Hispanic community approaches certain health issues. They will also go over programs that can be used as resources to combat these specific health issues.

For more information on the presentation, contact Dalia Reza at For more information on the Department of Health Sciences and Social Work, visit

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