Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness will host a dedication ceremony for its newly renovated clinic in downtown Chicago Heights on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m.
The Peggy Eisenstein Family Health Center will be dedicated in memory of the long-time Homewood resident whose involvement with Aunt Martha’s began as a foster parent in 1975 and continued until her passing in 2016. She was elected to the organization’s board of directors in 1979, and served as chairperson from 1994 to 1997.
School will be out soon, and many families will be getting ready for summer vacations, camps, and other fun activities. Before you start your summer, make an appointment for your preteen vaccinations. Making these appointments now will allow you to beat the back-to-school rush at the end of the summer vacation before school starts.
Do you have unpleasant memories of getting the chickenpox when you were young? You may remember having an uncomfortable rash, staying home from school for a week, and trying not to scratch the scabs. You may also remember it as a rite of passage, because all of your friends got it—It was just part of growing up. That’s because chickenpox is very contagious. One child can spread it to another from 1 to 2 days before they get the rash until all their chickenpox blisters have formed scabs (usually 5-7 days). But, now, your children don’t have to suffer the way and your friends did because there’s a vaccine to protect them against chickenpox.
Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.
Making the choice to vaccinate your child is vital for their health and well-being. Even so, getting shots can still be stressful for you and your little one. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can support your child before, during, and after shots.
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
For behavioral health patients, both high- and low-need, the complexity of accessing physical and behavioral health services separately can be prohibitive. There are also many behavioral health conditions that can and should be addressed within primary care settings, but patients often encounter primary care providers who lack experience in treating behavioral health conditions or engaging behavioral health members in their own care.
Aunt Martha’s is excited to announce a new partnership with SwedishAmerican Health System that would provide Rockford-area residents with greater access to essential medical services and help reduce escalating health care costs for taxpayers.
The clinic would offer an integrated, holistic, coordinated approach to primary care, women’s health services, and mental health. As a patient-centered clinic, it would provide a medical home for many uninsured members of the community who now rely on expensive Emergency Department (ED) visits to meet their health care needs.
In the United States, there are currently more than 400,000 children living in foster care. Aunt Martha’s is striving to provide support and comfort to these kids during a difficult time by training and supporting foster families, and encouraging family engagement for youth in care. Today, Aunt Martha’s received a helping hand from mattress retailer Mattress Firm and the Ticket to Dream Foundation with a $75,000 donation to support foster kids.
Silvia Villa, the creator of a nationally recognized model of collaboration for immigrant services, was honored today by the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation for more than 25 years of service and commitment. Continue reading