Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Speakers Series presents Healthcare: Reform and its Impact on College Health Programs and Students

WHAT: University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents Healthcare: Reform and its Impact on College Health Programs and Students. The featured speaker for this event is James Mitchell, director of Student Health Service at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Free health screenings will take place before and after the event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium and Concourse on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Mitchell has been a spokesperson for the Lookout Mountain Group since 2009. The group is a non-partisan study group looking at the impact of healthcare reform on college health. He has also been a member of American College Health Association for more than 30 years. Mitchell will conduct an overview of legislation and its potential effect on college students; discuss relevant regulations that have been issued since passage of the Health Care Reform Act; describe how student insurance plans will be affected; discuss options for students to obtain insurance coverage; and review the impact of new legislation for on-campus primary care, counseling and health promotion programs.

UIS Campus Health Service will offer free health screenings in the Brookens Concourse before and after the event. Cholesterol and blood sugar testing, total body analysis – including body fat and flexibility, and massage therapy will be offered. A dietician will also be on hand to answer questions.

This event is being sponsored by UIS Campus Health Service, the Department of Recreational Sports, ECCE Speaker Series and the MPH Student Association. For more information contact Campus Health Service at 217/206-6676 or HealthService@uis.edu.

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