As part of Black History Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health is honoring the Winnebago County Black Male Health Community Action Team for its work in health promotion and prevention.
A luncheon was held honoring the team at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden on Thursday. The volunteer-driven group works to promote health and prevention in an effort to get rid of health disparities among African-American men in the county. It provides screenings and education to the African-American male population and the community at large.
"The life and legacy of Africans and people of African descent is relevant to all people of every
race and it is important that we recognize and celebrate the contributions that black people have
made to the nation and the world," said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.
The team received a certificate of recognition for excellence in community leadership from the IDPH during the luncheon.
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