We Need You in June at the Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM (BDNCSM)

May 3, 2021

We’re excited about summer, warm temperatures and the outdoor events we have lined up in June for Men’s Health Month and Pride Month celebrations at our three BDNC locations in the Pullman, Morgan Park and South Lawndale communities.

And, we’d like to extend an invitation to you – the provider community – to share your interests and expertise in June. Is there a class you’d like to teach or a webinar you’d like to host at one of our BDNC locations? We’re always looking for ways to work with the provider community to help make a difference in the lives of residents in our communities.

Spread the word! Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman  will make an appearance at BDNC in June and discuss how hip-hop music can influence men’s mental health. Dr. Cartman is the president of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists and curator of a directory of Black mental health providers as well as a professor of psychology and inner city studies.

In June, we’re also hosting outdoor events that will include free fresh produce and protein boxes, fun activities for the entire family, low-impact fitness classes and summer treats. Our popular Ask A Doc sessions will focus on best practices and tips for men’s health including financial wellness, heart health and coping with stress. And, participants will hear from our community partners in June on how to promote respect and equality of LGBTQ individuals.

These are just a few of the programs we’ll offer at our BDNC sites on multiple dates and times in June. Encourage your patients to check the calendars at BDNC at Morgan ParkBDNC at Pullman and BDNC at South Lawndale for details and to register. BDNC events and classes are open to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) members and non-members. They can also visit the BDNC Facebook page  for other events and happenings at all three locations. If you or your patients have questions, email the BDNC or call 773-253-0900.

We’d love to hear from you! Would you like more information about BDNC? Are there courses/activities you’d like to see offered at BDNC? Will you encourage your patients to visit BDNC? Would you like to get more involved at BDNC? Take our short survey  and let us know what you think.

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to third party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organizations. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.