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Diverse people

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois, along with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, and in collaboration with Illinois Extension, has developed the Autumn Health Picks 2023 webinar series. This series is part of the Community Seminar Series, and it provides an opportunity for the community to learn about current health research, find reliable sources of health information, and engage in direct dialogue with U of I researchers.

The Autumn Health Picks 2023 is a free weekly interactive health-related webinar series in which health science experts from the University of Illinois offer holistic and forward-thinking solutions to address current health challenges and share the latest science and research-based information on different topics, as well as answer community members' health-related questions.

“These webinars aim to increase health literacy and improve health and wellness behaviors among diverse audiences,” says Dee Walls, Extension outreach associate.

Session dates:

  • Between Two Worlds: Bicultural Emerging Adults' Navigation of Interpersonal Conflict | Oct. 18, Noon
  • Dating Matters: The Science of Healthy Intimate Relationships | Oct. 25, Noon
  • Understanding Schizophrenia: Improvements in Treatment Effectiveness and Precision | Nov. 1, Noon
  • Navigating Noise: Clear Communication and Hearing Conservation | Nov. 8, Noon
  • All About Process: How Ultra-Processed Foods Impact Health | Nov. 15, Noon

All programs are Central Standard Time. Participation is free, but registration is required at

Each session is open to all members of the public across the state of Illinois and around the country. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for various health professionals, and Professional Development Hours (CPDU/PDH) are available for Illinois educators.

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Dee Walls at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

SOURCE: Dee Walls, Outreach Associate, Illinois Extension

WRITER: Herbert Chavez, Media Communications Coordinator, Illinois Extension

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.