Hoffman Estates Chapter, The Links Inc.

 

The mision of the Health and Human Services Facet is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health and advoacy, and optimal utilzation of health resources.


Health and Human Services

Hoffman Estates Links "Go Red for Women" in support of National Heart Association's Wear Red Day.

The Hoffman Estates Chapter of the Links Inc., supports this facet by:
 
  • Participating in the national Go Red initative sponsored by the National Heart Association
  • Participating in the Y-Me race to support breast cancer research and assistance for women who are diagnosed with the disease
  • Partnering with St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin to support new mothers and infants by puchasing baby blankets, bottles and other necessity as well as providing them with information on infant health and care  
  • Collaborating with the Gail Borden Library in Elgin to promote family health and fitness by providing low-fat cookbooks.
To celebrate the National Heart Association "Go Red for Women" campaign several Hoffman Estates Links attended the Oakbrook Macy's Go Red event. The event included healthy cooking tips and food samples as well as blood pressure screening. (February 8, 2014).
Here, chapter members watch as a demonstration on proper way to administer CPR.

For more information on the Go Red campaign visit: 

American Heart Association Go Red For Women


According to the American Heart Association, stress, especially chronic stress, can negatively affect the heart by damaging the artery walls. Chronic stress can also weaken the immune system. Click on the link below for tips on how to reduce stress.