Kane County Connects

Kane County Connects

Healthcare providers, mental health professionals, school staff and community members are invited to attend a free online discussion symposium on social connections presented by Kane Health Counts on Thursday, October 6 from noon at 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers Padraic Stanley and Dr. Marissa Happ will discuss how social connections positively impact health.

The event will address the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and key health needs facing Kane County. The discussion will continue as our local experts highlight how human connection can improve health outcomes and what we can do in our community to support these efforts.

“Research continues to show how being connected to others improves a person’s health,” said Kane County Health Department Executive Director Michael Isaacson. “So many people have been more isolated during the pandemic, reconnecting with family, friends and other members of the community is good for mental and physical health.”

Kane Health Counts is a collaboration of public health partners working to improve the health of Kane County. Partners include the five local hospitals: Ascension Mercy, Ascension Saint Joseph – Elgin, Northwestern Medicine/Delnor Hospital, Rush Copley Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital, INC Mental Health Alliance, an alliance of councils in Township 708 serving the southern part of the county , and the Kane County Health Department.

For more information about the symposium, contact Stacy Zeng, Community Health Planner for the Kane County Health Department at: zengstacy@co.kane.il.us.

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