Dr. David Steward, MD, Chair of SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, will be the guest speaker at the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association’s meeting Tuesday, March 12th, 7 p.m. at St. Johns Hospital.
Dr. Steward is also Chairman of the School of Medicine’s Community Service Committee, made up of faculty, students, and staff, which is concerned about the overall health of the residents in neighborhoods and communities of Sangamon County, in particular in the immediate area of the Medical District.
The Committee has been identifying and analyzing causes and potential solutions to common health problems in the target study area. He will review some of the issues that impact on the quality of life for these neighborhoods.
The meeting will be held in the Assisi Conference room in St. Johns. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.
For additional information contact Steve Combs 494 6668.
What’s the Health of the Neighborhood?
Three months ago I was asked that question by members of the SIU School of Medicine’s Community Service Committee, made up of faculty, students, and staff. They were concerned that even though the 62702 zip code, our immediate residential area, has one of the highest levels of medical and healthcare support and knowledge in the state, the residents have one of the lowest report cards for general health and wellbeing.
I responded by saying that when it comes to flu shots and diabetes I was the wrong person to ask but if health meant “quality of life” I could talk for three days about issues that need to be addressed.
Since that first meeting, Dr David Steward, MD, Chair of SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, has been a frequent guest at various meetings of older neighborhoods in an effort to find out firsthand what are “older neighborhoods” and what makes them “tic”!
Dr. Steward will be the guest speaker at the March 12th Enos Park membership meeting to be held in the Assisi Conference room in St. Johns Hospital. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.
Come join us to find out the health of the neighborhood and how we can work together to improve it!