January 5, 2022
Happy New Year! Let our BDNC help your patients get healthy and stay healthy in 2022 by setting health and wellness goals. Our health education courses focus on SMART goal setting – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and anchored within a time frame.
To help attain these goals, our South Lawndale location will host a nutrition and smoothie demonstration on Thursday, January 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
At our Pullman and Morgan Park locations, we’ll offer two free pop-up wellness Saturdays with fitness activities, healthy food demonstrations, meditation and coping with stress classes.
- Pullman BDNC – Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Morgan Park BDNC – Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All three BDNC locations will provide free farmers markets and immunization clinics. Check the calendars below for dates and times.
January is National Birth Defect Awareness Month, so our South Lawndale location will have health education classes on the importance of prenatal care and nutrition during pregnancy. Like our other BDNC offerings, these prenatal care and nutrition classes are free and open to BCBSIL members and non-members. But we’d also like to call your attention to a special program for pregnant Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM members who are:
- Less than 24 weeks gestation; and
- Have obesity, hypertension, hyperemesis, anemia or diabetes; and
- Live in Chicago, Kankakee, Rockford or East St. Louis.
If you know of any pregnant members who meet the above criteria, they may qualify for our Sweet Potato Patch maternal health food distribution program.
The South Lawndale BDNC will also provide an Ask an Endocrinologist virtual presentation on Tuesday, January 25, in recognition of Glaucoma Awareness Month.
These are just a few of the programs that will be offered at BDNC in January. Your patients can check the calendars at BDNC at Morgan Park, BDNC at Pullman and BDNC at South Lawndale for details, dates and to register. They can also visit the BDNC Facebook page for other events and happenings at all three BDNC locations.
Supporting our members on their health education journeys and increasing access to health care where our members live, work and play is an ongoing priority at BCBSIL. We are also committed to strengthening the health of communities across the state. BDNC gives BCBSIL the opportunity to partner with you, the provider community, to truly make a difference in the lives of residents in our communities.
All programming – in person and virtual – at BDNC locations is free and open to BCBSIL members and non-members. If you or your patients have questions, email the BDNC or call 773-253-0900.
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. 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.
BDNC locations are not medical facilities, do not have medical providers on staff, do not offer medical advice, and do not provide health care or mental health services.