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@ Embassy Suites

100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL
Angie Wanger
(217) 522-5687
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Event Information

Registration is now closed, please go to onsite registration at the conference to register

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The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS), the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) and the 2015 Advisory Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to consider being a sponsor, exhibitor or attendee at one of the most prestigious conferences about women’s health held in Illinois.

Established in 1997, OWHFS is now one of the largest state offices of its kind in the country. The office aims to reach Illinois’ women in every activity it undertakes.

Maternal and Child Health Programs – The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, welcomed nine Maternal and Child Health programs to the office July 1, 2013, and changed the office name to reflect the additional programs. Programs added include: The Regional Perinatal Network Program, School Based Health Centers, Coordinated School Health Education, Family Planning Services Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention-Primary Program, Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Prevention, Childhood Asthma Prevention, The Chicago Department of Public Health MCH Mini Block Grant Program and the University of Illinois Children With Special Health Care Needs Program. With these programs come several new staff, community and state partners, as well as tremendous growth to the office.

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program – A statewide program which offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 35 and 64 who have low incomes and no health insurance. Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer while enrolled in the program can receive treatment benefits through the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

WISEWOMAN Program – The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) program is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Illinois WISEWOMAN program (IWP) aims to lower heart disease and other chronic disease risk factors through screening and lifestyle classes. The lifestyle classes teach women how to eat healthy, increase physical activity, problem solve, set goals, and also teaches them about the importance of a support system.

Women’s Health Initiative Grant Programs – The OWHFS funds a variety of education programs offered through local health departments, not-for-profit community agencies and schools. The programs include multi-week curricula and/or health promotion activities that address cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, menopause and other health-related issues. The goal is to help women and young girls change behaviors that can lead to healthier lifestyles.

Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure – The goal of this grant program, which is funded through the Illinois State Lottery scratch-off ticket, is to provide grants to support both community programs and breast cancer research.

Penny Severns Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund – These grants fund institutional research projects that investigate causes, prevention and treatment for breast, cervical and/or ovarian cancer.

In addition to our attendees being health care professionals, many are recipients of the above programs and are eager to learn about new products, medical technology and devices, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and the latest therapies and industry advancements that may help them enhance their programs or educate their clientele. We cordially invite you to join these dynamic, influential health professionals as an exhibitor or a sponsor April 7-8, 2015, at the Illinois Women’s Health Conference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with health care professionals attending the conference. We look forward to seeing you.


Program Purpose: To provide participants with information, effective strategies and practical tools regarding health promotion, disease prevention and treatment that they can use to enhance their programs and educate women and their families.


Target Audience: This program is designed for health care professionals and those who are interested in women’s issues. Education about diseases and their effect on women’s health will be provided.

The following professionals will benefit from attendance:

Public health personnel and staff

• College and university students

• Public and private sector health professionals

• Nurses

• Health educators

• Licensed social workers/Licensed clinical social workers

• Professional counselors/Licensed clinical counselors

• Dietitians

• Certified health education specialists


Conference Location

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center

Reservation line: 309-694-0200 · On-line: