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Summer Self-Care Series: Exploring innovative approaches to tackle current health issues

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URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois, along with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, a campus-wide health sciences-oriented research institute, in partnership with Illinois Extension, has developed the Community Seminar Series, a program that offers the community the opportunity to learn about current health research, learn how to identify reliable sources of health information, and engage directly with University of Illinois researchers.

Illinois Extension offers the Summer Self Care 2023 online series, in which health science experts from the University of Illinois offer holistic, forward-thinking solutions to address today's health challenges. All webinars and courses are eligible for CEUs and CPDUs.

“Given the current state of health information, there is a pressing need to create models that enable researchers, educators, and community stakeholders to collaborate and exchange knowledge on relevant health subjects,” says Extension outreach associate Dee Walls. “The goal is to offer the general public up-to-date, evidence-based health information.”

Session dates:

July 19 at Noon | Sleep Matters: Improve Sleep for Better Health

July 26 at Noon | Our Food Future: Feeding the World with GMOs

August 2 at Noon | Polypharmacy Part 2: The Rise of Prescription Drugs and OTC Medications

August 9 at Noon | Voice Care: Prevent Damage and Improve Longevity

August 16 at Noon | Sodium: The Basics of Dietary Education

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

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, please email Dee Walls at or call 217-300-6862. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your 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.